Hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide. Although not everyone can be helped to hear again, there is now a range of treatments that can be performed to help with some types of hearing loss.
Not everyone wants to have surgical procedures done, but there are non-surgical options that can be highly effective. Let us take a look, then, at some non-surgical procedures that might help restore your own hearing.
Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
Microsuction is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures, and you can find out more about ear wax microsuction in Essex and the surrounding areas on this website, or at your local ear wax removal clinic.
The procedure is pain-free and is not like the traditional procedures of syringing the ears with warm water.
For people with a build-up of wax in their ears that causes hearing loss, this procedure can be effective at restoring their hearing either completely or to a greater degree. It is also usually the first option for most people before they move on to other treatments.
While treatments such as microsuction ear wax removal help a lot of people, damage to the ear may mean other treatments are necessary, such as hearing aids.
Hearing aids used to be fairly large and noticeable to others. They also caused issues for people who wore glasses and could be uncomfortable to wear at times. However, modern advances in technology have greatly improved the look and feel of hearing aids, in addition to making them far more effective.
Modern hearing aids use digital signals to interpret sounds from outside and convert them into sounds that the ear can hear. This allows them to use as much of the wearer’s residual hearing as possible.
You can also get various types of hearing aid that can either be outside the ear or concealed in the ear canal.
For those whose hearing loss is permanent, there are audio rehabilitation services available that offer help and advice. This can take many forms, but the most common help given is:
- Help with improving communication with others through lipreading, sign language or a mixture of the two
- Instruction on how to get the most from hearing aids so that whatever hearing is left can be used to its full effect
- Teaching about assistance devices that can help people with hearing loss adjust to their new situation and aid their communication
- Assistance with managing the frustrations and feelings that go along with a new diagnosis of hearing loss and how to cope in different situations
- Group therapy is also an option where family and friends are encouraged to attend. This helps build understanding and engages with everyone so that they are aware of the feelings that may surface.
When someone is suffering from hearing loss, there are many options open to them. While surgical procedures can be effective, some people want to avoid this option. This is where the range of non-surgical procedures to allow you to hear again can be so vital for maintaining independence.
Are you ready to find out more about the micro-suction treatments we can provide at the Welling Ear Wax Removal Clinic? If so, you are welcome to reach out to us via phone or email or to pay us an in-person visit at Falconwood Pharmacy, Welling, in Kent.