Ears and Hearing Conditions

Hearing loss can devastate an individual’s ability to work, learn, socialise and maintain healthy relationships. It can also compromise safety in the home – particularly among older adults living alone.

Many people with hearing loss report feeling socially isolated, anxious and embarrassed about their hearing loss, and avoid gatherings with friends and family. Thus, hearing loss represents not just loss of a vital function, but also promotes feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression and loneliness.

There are many surgical and non-surgical solutions for managing hearing loss, ranging from correctly adjusted ‘in-the-ear’ hearing aids, bone-conduction hearing aids, middle ear prostheses, and a range of implantable devices, including transcutaneous (across the intact scalp), percutaneous (through the scalp) bone conductors, active middle-ear implants and cochlear implants.

In rare cases, hearing loss in a single ear (or “asymmetrical” hearing loss) can indicate a tumour on the hearing nerve. As a result, your GP may refer you to an Evolve ENT surgeon for an urgent appointment if you experience single-sided hearing loss, tinnitus (‘ringing’ in one ear), or neurological symptoms such as facial numbness.

At Evolve ENT, your ENT surgeon will provide practical guidance on stabilising your ears and rehabilitating your hearing, health and quality of life. For patients with severe or recurrent ear disease, and those requiring surgical hearing rehabilitation, Evolve’s subspecialist ear and hearing implant surgeon can provide a range of surgical hearing solutions for children and adults.

ENT Specialist using a Otoscope to look for ear drum damage

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Beyond expert ENT care, Evolve surgeons ensure you understand your condition, and help you take control of your healthcare journey.