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Common Ear Conditions

Here's a list of common ear problems that often lead individuals to seek the assistance of an audiologist:

Hearing Loss: This can occur for various reasons, including ageing, exposure to loud noises, certain medications, or illnesses.

Tinnitus: This condition is characterised by a ringing, buzzing, or humming sound in the ears, even when no external noise is present.

Ear Infections: can be painful and often cause temporary hearing loss, tinnitus, or balance issues.

Meniere's Disease: This is an inner ear disorder that can lead to vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss.

Vertigo and Balance Disorders: Conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis can cause issues with balance and dizziness.

Impacted Earwax: Excessive or hardened earwax can block the ear canal and cause hearing loss, discomfort, or tinnitus.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: This is a type of hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises over a long period or a single loud sound, such as an explosion.

Hyperacusis: This condition is characterised by an increased sensitivity to normal environmental sounds.

Otosclerosis: This condition causes conductive hearing loss due to abnormal bone growth in the middle ear.

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL): An unexpected, rapid loss of hearing that typically happens in one ear, often discovered upon waking up.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these issues, don't hesitate to seek professional help. Remember, early detection and treatment often lead to better outcomes. At Buchanan Audiologists, our consultant audiologist Eilene is here to help. Call now on 01634 757045 to book a comprehensive hearing consultation.