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People in the UK are affected by some level of hearing loss

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Hearing loss happens when sound signals don’t reach the brain. There are two reasons this can happen, and it’s possible to be affected by both:

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Caused by damage to the hair cells inside the inner ear or by damage to the hearing nerve. This type of loss makes it more difficult to hear quiet sounds and reduces the quality of sound that you can hear. There is no cure for sensorineural hearing loss, although it’s symptoms can be masked with hearing aids.

Conductive Hearing Loss

Caused by a blockage stopping the sound passing from your outer ear to your inner ear.

This is often a build-up of earwax which can be quickly and painlessly resolved with the correct clinical support, but can also be due to more stubborn ear problems such as an infection, glueear, Exostosis, Otosclerosis, Cholesteatoma, damaged ossicles or a perforated eardrum.

James David Hearing Care can help stop a conductive loss and can give you the advice you need on how to manage your sensorineural loss.

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A Few Facts

Latest government statistics show that approximately 11 million people in our country have difficulty hearing to some degree, making it the second most common disability in the UK. (hearinglink.org). Unfortunately, as hearing loss is an ‘invisible’ disability it often goes unseen, making it easier for those living with it to be unnoticed, ignored or forgotten.

Many people impacted also suffer with tinnitus which affects roughly 1 in 10 adults (hearinglink.org) with many not knowing what to do in these circumstances.

Around 2.5 million people per year have an earwax build-up which significantly impacts their hearing, needing intervention to treat the problem. Though people often do not always take care of their ears, with only around around half a million micro-suction wax removal procedures taking place – costing on average £140. (NHS Digital 2018 / HES data)

Out of 96 million outpatient procedures performed in the NHS during 2019/20, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) procedures were in the top 10. (Hospital Episode Statistic Data 2020). With an aging population and an increasing usage of headphones this is likely to only increase.

Want some more information before making a booking?

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You can call us on 01429 233 091 or visit the NHS website page on the subject if you’d like some independent info.

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