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Hearing loss

Hearing loss is usually permanent, but you can protect your hearing by avoiding loud noise. Know the symptoms, when to get tested and what you can do to help prevent hearing loss.

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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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Hearing test

Hearing tests can detect and measure the severity of hearing loss. Find out who needs a hearing test, what types of hearing tests can be done and how to get a hearing test.

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Otosclerosis

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.

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Deafness

Deafness is a complete loss of hearing. This page offers you information about living with deafness, the deaf community, sign language and more.

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Tinnitus

If you have ringing or other strange noises in your ears, you may have tinnitus. Read more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for tinnitus.

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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 are designed to recognise signals as sound, which in turn help understand speech.

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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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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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Meniere's disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the ear that causes hearing and balance problems. There's no cure, but the symptoms can be managed.

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