Your Hearing Diagnosis

Your Hearing Diagnosis

Discover how hearing works, how to spot the signs of hearing loss and get a diagnosis, the different types and causes of hearing problems and how to reduce the risk.

Interested in how hearing works?

Ears pick up sound waves and change it into information that the brain can understand.

How common is hearing loss?

More than 10 million people in the UK have a hearing loss, but only 2 million use hearing aids.

Spot the signs of hearing loss

Hearing loss can be spotted early if you know the signs. Here’s what to watch out for.

A variety of objective screening methods and subjective tests, all of them without pain, are available to assess your child’s hearing at any age.

There are several types of hearing loss, depending on which part of the hearing system is affected: conductive, mixed and sensorineural hearing loss.

Causes of hearing loss

There are many reasons for hearing loss. Whether it is present at birth or develops later in life, knowing the cause may help you accept the situation better.

Untreated hearing loss can impact on all aspects of life, from speech development to career prospects. That’s why it’s so important to address it sooner rather than later.