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When we lose our hearing, we lose the ability to engage with family, friends and the wider world. Our hearing also helps us experience many of the great joys in life: a baby's giggle, waves crashing on the beach, and the emotion of a musical masterpiece. 

Importantly, hearing is a sense that doesn’t sleep – keeping us safe, alerting us to sounds and waking us when there’s an unfamiliar noise. It even helps us decipher where a sound is coming from, be it the call of a loved one or the direction of traffic.

Hearing loss can happen gradually

In many cases, someone won't realise their hearing has diminished. It's often others who notice the signs first. 

  • You don’t hear the phone ringing
  • You’re constantly turning up the volume on the TV or your computer
  • You’re not sure which direction a sound is coming from
  • You struggle to hear in noisy places
  • You can’t hear announcements at the train station or birds chirping in the park
Book an appointment online at your closest Can:Do Hearing clinic and we can work together to make life sound better.

We’re here to help.

If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone for support click on the links below and we will be able to help you.

Contact us for support Call us on 08 8100 8209

Common types of hearing loss

There are three types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive and mixed.

A sensorineural loss is a permanent hearing loss. It is commonly referred to as ‘nerve deafness’, and occurs when the sensitive hair cells inside the inner part ear of the ear get damaged and no longer respond effectively to sound. Common causes of sensorineural hearing loss are damage from noise exposure and aging.

A conductive hearing loss may be curable or permanent. Conductive refers to the fact that the sound is not being conducted, or sent through, the outer or middle ear properly on its way into the inner ear. Typical causes of conductive loss include fluid in the middle ear from an ear infection, wax impaction in the ear canal, and otosclerosis (a deformation of the ear bones).

A mixed hearing loss occurs when a person has both a conductive and sensorineural loss at the same time.

After your consultation, should a loss be assessed, your Can:Do Hearing audiologist will be able to explain the type of hearing loss you have.