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    Is hearing loss an inevitable stage of ageing?

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  • Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc is a not-for-profit charity providing independent, professional information, advice and services on all aspects of hearing loss management to the … View Profile

    One in six people in Australia has hearing loss from various causes.  As we mature the percentage of hearing loss in the community increases but is not inevitable.  Research has shown however  that 60% over 60 years of age, 70% over 70 years of age and 80% over 80 years of age has some level of hearing difficulty. Modern technology and surgery has meant that as we mature / age we can look forward to much better hearing as in the past. 

  • Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    Fortunately it is not inevitable but that is not to say it is unlikely or uncommon. Furthermore, there are conditions other than the passing of time that may cause a hearing loss, and these can be managed appropriately in their own right 

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