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You can suffer from permanent or temporary hearing loss. Learn more about the signs of hearing loss, hearing loss, why you may be suffering from hearing loss, hearing tests and prevention.
Hearing loss prevention
Some hearing loss may be permanent but there are ways to prevent hearing loss and permanent damage to your ears. Learn more.
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.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, whistling or hissing in one or both ears when there is no outside sound. Learn more about the symptoms and effects of tinnitus here and find out where to get help.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed.