Understanding Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a common condition that affects 1 in 6 of the UK adult population.
If you are struggling to hear in groups or feel others are mumbling you may be experiencing hearing loss, a hearing test would help identify any underlying issues.
Types Of Hearing Loss
Understanding the type of hearing loss is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment and management strategies. If you suspect any hearing issues, consulting with an audiologist for a comprehensive assessment is the first step towards better hearing health.
Remember, early detection and intervention can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals experiencing hearing loss.
Regardless of the underlying reason for your hearing loss, the use of a properly prescribed and fitted hearing system has the potential to make a significant difference.
This type is the most common and typically occurs when the inner ear or the auditory nerve is damaged. It can be caused by ageing, exposure to loud noises, certain medications, or underlying health conditions.
Conductive hearing loss results from issues in the outer or middle ear, preventing sound from reaching the inner ear. Causes include ear infections, earwax buildup, or problems with the ear canal or eardrum. In many circumstances, this hearing loss can be treated effectively.
As the name suggests, mixed hearing loss is a combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. Individuals with mixed hearing loss experience problems in both the inner and outer/middle ear. Treating the conductive element of the loss may improve hearing acuity.
This type often affects the ability to hear high-pitched sounds. It can be a result of ageing, noise exposure, or certain medical conditions. This type of loss often leaves the person feeling as though others mumble.
Conversely, low-frequency hearing loss impacts the ability to hear lower-pitched sounds. It may be associated with genetic factors, certain medications, or specific health conditions.
Sudden hearing loss can occur rapidly and requires immediate attention. The cause is often unknown but may be linked to viral infections, head trauma, or circulatory problems. It is vital to investigate the cause of sudden hearing loss immediately.
Our Hearing Care Guarantee
At Kensington Hearing, we pride ourselves on our professional standards and patient-centric approach. That is why you will only ever see an experienced HCPC-registered audiologist. All our hearing aids come with a risk-free trial period.
For our hearing care services, we offer a satisfaction guarantee: if you are unhappy with your hearing system within the first 30 days we offer a full refund.
This guarantee is our commitment to you – that we will provide you with the highest level of hearing care. It reflects our dedication to your hearing and well-being, ensuring that your experience with Kensington Hearing is a happy one.
With over 3000 satisfied patients we are confident in our ear care guarantee.
Finding the Clinic
Tube Lines: Notting Hill Gate Station is served by the Central, District, and Circle lines. Alternatively, Kensington High Street Station is served by the District and Circle lines.
Walking Directions For Notting Hill Gate: Exit the tube station and head southeast on Notting Hill Gate toward Kensington Church Street. Continue on Kensington Church Street. 58-60 Kensington Church Street will be on your left.
Walking Directions For Kensington High Street Station: Exit the tube station and head northeast on Kensington High Street toward Kensington Church Street. Continue on Kensington Church Street. 58-60 Kensington Church Street will be on your right
If you prefer to take a bus, you can use Bus 27 towards Chalk Farm, Morrisons. Get off at Kensington Church Street, Notting Hill Gate Station (Stop B). Walk southeast on Kensington Church Street toward Church Close. 58-60 Kensington Church Street will be on your left.
Case Studies: First Hand Experiences Of hearing Loss
Our Case Studies section shares stories from our patients sharing their journey of dealing with hearing loss.
These stories highlight the challenges and successes of those living with hearing loss. With their express consent, we hope through these stories you can connect with, and uncover the many paths people have taken to better hearing and a better life.