Hearing loss can sneak up on you, reducing your enjoyment of precious moments like sound of a summer breeze or sharing a joke with a loved one. It can also begin suddenly, without any apparent external cause. This is a particular type of hearing loss
. The sounds that reach the ear are no longer converted into nerve impulses sent to the brain, as they would without a hearing loss.
Symptoms often occur in one ear only, and are painless. The hearing loss may be so minimal that it goes unnoticed, or the opposite which results in complete deafness. Sudden hearing loss can affect anyone.
The onset of a hearing problem impacts upon not only your well-being and quality of life but also on the well-being and quality of life of others. From daily social interactions to precious moments with loved ones, hearing loss affects your ability to enjoy life to the fullest.