Most people with healthy hearing don’t even think twice about what it means to have good hearing. Chatting with friends, listening to the sounds of nature, enjoying music or hearing warning signals – they take it all for granted.
Risks of Ignoring Hearing Loss
Physicians may be routinely asking patients whether they have had their hearing checked. Beyond referring patients for hearing tests and encouraging treatment of hearing loss, it is important to inform them of the risks if they ignore hearing loss – dangers that include certain life-threatening co-morbidities.
At some stage in our lives, all of us are likely to experience ringing in our ears when there is no apparent source of a sound. It may be evident coming home from a rock concert, or for a short period as a result of a sudden extreme noise, such as a gun discharging nearby.
We use specialised equipment that removes wax by a process called microsuction. Very fine and delicate instruments, including a miniature vacuum cleaner, safely and effectively remove your ear wax and help you hear again.