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Hearing loss is usually permanent, but you can protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise. Know the symptoms and when to get tested.
Deafness is a complete loss of hearing. This page offers you information about living with deafness, the deaf community, sign language and more.
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.
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.
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.
Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear and is a common cause of deafness. Find out about the 2 ways to treat otosclerosis.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.
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. Find out when you should get help.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the ear that causes vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. There's no cure, but the symptoms can be managed.