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Cochlear implant

Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.

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Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear. It's the most common cause of deafness in adults, but it can be treated with a hearing aid or with surgery.

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Ears

Ears gather sounds. Learn more about its parts, how it functions, related conditions and tips to care about them.

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Hearing test

Hearing tests can detect and measure the severity of hearing loss. Find out who needs a hearing test, types of hearing tests and how much they cost.

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Hearing loss

Hearing loss is usually permanent, but you can protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise. Learn here about symptoms of hearing loss and when to get tested.

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Hearing aids

A hearing aid is a small electronic device to help people hear better. Learn more about the different types of hearing aids and where and how to get hearing aids.

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How to make a phone call when you're deaf or can't speak

One in 6 Australians has some hearing loss, while others have a speech impairment. The National Relay Service allows all people to communicate by phone.

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Deafness

Deafness is the complete loss of hearing. If you, or someone you know, is deaf, this page may help with information about living with deafness, the deaf community, sign language and more.

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Stapedectomy

Otosclerosis can cause the stapes bone to lock in place, causing conductive hearing loss. A stapedectomy can improve your hearing without the need for a hearing aid.

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Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour grows in the eighth auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve. It can affect hearing and balance.

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