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Beyond the Circles and Crosses: Understanding Your Audiogram

Article contributed by Agnes Yohannan, Clinical Audiologist, MSc Audiology You may have come across the term “Audiogram” when taking a hearing test. Basically, an audiogram is the findings of your hearing test. Hearing tests are carried out by a hearing healthcare professional—usually an audiologist—to understand the functionality of your hearing system. Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA) […]

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) – All You Need to Know

Article contributed by Duncan Collet-Fenson, audiologist and managing director at Aston Hearing Services. SSNHL Background Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects between 5-30 people per 100,000 every year. Yet, despite the severity of this condition, it is little known within the audiological community and even less so in wider medical circles. Sadly, immediate medical help […]

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This poster was designed for healthcare workers to display in their consultation rooms, surgeries, and waiting rooms to help raise awareness of sudden hearing loss.

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How is it Diagnosed?

How is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) Diagnosed? When you first realise you have had a sudden loss of hearing, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Treatment within 24-48 hours of onset is thought to be most effective and acting quickly is crucial. Note: It can be helpful to have […]