Our ears receive and amplify sound waves, convert them into ‘electric’ impulses and transmit them to the brain to be perceived as sound. This complex system operates instantaneously and processes multiple soundwaves at once.
Hearing loss is categorised into three main ‘types’, depending on which part of the auditory system is not effectively transmitting sound. There are also other conditions that can affect hearing and perception of sound.
Recognising the symptoms of hearing loss is the first step to improving your hearing. Hearing loss can directly and indirectly affect many aspects of physical and mental health, and early treatment is key.