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Age Related Hearing Loss Facts & Treatment

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:55:15 PM Asia/Calcutta

As we grow old we suffer from Age Related Hearing Loss. This type of hearing loss which occurs on account of growing age is called Presbycusis. In this blog we will try to make you aware about  hearing loss related to age and its treatment.

Causes of Age Related Hearing Loss

There are many cause for Hearing Loss related to age. It is difficult to pin point the exact reason for the same. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) may be one cause. This occurs when we are exposed to sounds that are too loud or last too long. Over the long term such may cause hearing Loss. The prolonged exposure damage the hearing cells in our inner ear and causes hearing Loss . Owing to certain prolonged medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure may damage the hearing cells and the inner ear. The ear drum too may get damaged owing to these medical conditions. Certain medications that are toxic in nature too may damage the sensory cells in our ears and cause hearing loss. The combination of these factors brings about the hearing loss in old age.

Symptoms of Age Related Hearing Loss:

Often hearing loss stays undetected and untreated as the process is gradual. It therefore gets overlooked. Here are some of the symptoms which you should take note of:

  • If we find it difficult to follow conversations as it may seem to be too soft it may be a symptom of Hearing Loss due to ageing.
  • With age we tend to hear ringing, roaring, hissing, or other sounds in our ears. This problem is called Tinnitus. The actual external sound may not actually exist and thus the sound we hear may only be perceived.
  • Another symptom is loss of ability to hear higher pitched sound may get reduced. A man’s lower-pitched voice may be easier to understand. But a woman’s higher-pitched voice may be difficult to hear and follow.

As a family member you too can help in detecting the hearing loss problem. If you see that the aged person is requiring to raise the volume of the television to a level which sounds much louder to others in the room, it may be a preliminary indication of hearing loss which needs to be treated.

Treatments and devices which may help

The treatment of age related hearing loss depends on it's severity. the problem. It is generally irreversible . This is because this type of hearing loss is permanent in nature. So early detection always help in treatment of hearing loss of this type. A common way to treat the problem is use of the right Hearing Aid Device. A Hearing Device is a device which a microphone, an amplifier and speaker. The sound picked up by the microphone is amplified. Thus with a louder sound the patient is able to hear. Other treatments may be Cochlear Implants and bone anchored hearing systems. However other types of treatments have both their advantages and disadvantages.

Hearing Plus is a leading Hearing aids Clinic in India. We have all the latest and most advanced hearing aid devices. So in case you are suffering from Age Related Hearing Loss, Hearing Plus has the best hearing aid devices for you. For further information about treatment of hearing loss related to ageing or to consult our Audiologists please visit

Digital Hearing Aids Add Purpose to Life

Monday, October 30, 2017 8:46:46 PM Asia/Calcutta

People with a disability often lose purpose of their life. They feel despondent and worried about their existence, raising some fundamental questions in their minds. This line of thinking is not just depressing for the person, but also bad for the mental health. It is important for people around to pull them out of this stupor. For example, people with hearing loss often feel lost and rather miserable. They are not sure how their problem with affect their social and professional relationship. This fear of the unknown sinks them into further depression and ill-feeling.

The easiest way out of this state of mind is to use digital hearing aids. When there is a quick solution to deal with the problem of hearing loss, why take any other route? Eradicating this problem seems to be the best and quickest fix. Our team at Hearing Plus often receives calls from people who are simply unhappy because they have this problem. They are unable to socialize and feel ostracized in their own family or workplace. This has a lot to do with how the person concerned handles the hearing loss. You should always look to address and deal with it, rather than run away from it.

With the use of hearing aids, people are able to bring back their life on track. They are able to communicate freely with their family members and colleagues. They are able to take part in discussions and spend time with their loved ones. There is no more the problem of cocking the ear to pick up every word or asking them to repeat sentences continuously! With the use of hearing device, you will be able to hear everything clearly, every tinkle of the bells or the cackle of sparrows. With your hearing disability sorted, you will feel like a completely new person!

Digital Hearing Aids Available in Market

What works in your favor is the variety and affordability of these Digital Hearing Aid devices. You are no more in a time when you have to shell out a mini-fortune to buy a pair! You can get your hearing devices at an affordable, convenient price tag. Hearing Plus has a wide range of products which are not high-end but well suited for your purpose. In fact, for beginners, it is better to use an inexpensive variety now and then shift to something more sophisticated. The best case scenario is when you leave this decision to the professional audiologists at our end. Let them guide you and tell you about your choice and necessity.

Comments | Posted in Digital Hearing Aids By Phalguni Bannerjee
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