Understanding hearing loss

Hearing loss can affect anyone, young and old. The key is to understand your condition and seek help from a hearing healthcare professional.


Do you know the signs of hearing loss?

Check if you might have a hearing loss:
Click the orange button to test yourself with questions to find out if you might have a hearing loss. 
If your answer is ‘YES’ to any of the questions it’s a good idea to get your hearing checked with your local helix hearing care professional.

Are you new to hearing loss?

Why should you take the step towards better hearing? Listen to how it has helped others!

Within the last couple of years, there has been a rapid development in the technology to help people with hearing loss. Hearing aids are no longer big and beige, not only elderly people have hearing loss and no hearing aids squeak in your ear. 

Looking after your ears and hearing

Whether or not you wear hearing aids, helix hearing care is here for all the help you need for healthy ears and healthy hearing.
What makes helix hearing care different?
In addition to micro-suction and management of excess earwax, we provide full hearing aid audiological services including initial hearing tests, hearing aid supply and fitting, batteries and accessories, and all make hearing aid warranties. We also have trained specialists for addressing and advising on tinnitus.

Don't leave your hearing loss untreated

Hearing loss also has an effect on those around you but most of all it affects you - probably more than you are aware of.
From early on in life our brain learns, collects and stores sound pictures to help us get an immediate picture of a situation.
You probably haven't even noticed that you have ceased hearing i.e. the sound of birds chirping, the wind blowing, the leaves rustling and many other sounds.

Do I have tinnitus?

Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom arising from a range of underlying causes. Tinnitus is one of the most common conditions that people experience – approximately 1 in 10 adults will have persistent tinnitus. Tinnitus is often described as ringing in the ears, buzzing or humming noises but it can be experienced differently from person to person. What you’re hearing are sounds generated by your nervous system or by your brain. 
Tinnitus has also been associated with ear infections, stress, high blood pressure, earwax and sensory nerve disorders. Tinnitus can be triggered by a number of different things, but it is most often caused by loud noise that damages the delicate cells of the inner ear.

Music and noise - give your ears a rest

Enjoying music through headphones and earphones can strain your ears. Hearing loss caused by music or noise in general happens very slowly over time which is why it is so important to tone down your music. 
We only have one set of ears - there are no spare parts. An iPod's maximum volume is more than 10 times as loud as the recommended listening setting, and the damage caused by prolonged listening is irreversible.

Earwax could be the reason why you can't hear

Some people mistake wax buildup for hearing loss. We can sort it out and check whether you have a hearing loss or just need to have your wax removed.
It is a simple treatment and it could make a huge difference to your hearing.

Protect your hearing

We live in a noisy world. We are exposed to all kinds of sounds through work, leisure and traffic, etc. These all contribute to the noise around us.

Continuous and repeated exposure to loud noise will harm your hearing. To take care of your hearing you should:

  1. Avoid excessive noise
  2. Be aware of the potential sources of noise
  3. "Listen" to your ears
  4. Wear hearing protection

Do you know someone with a hearing loss?

Does your husband, mother, colleague, friend, cousin, son or father-in-law have a hearing loss without realizing it themselves?

We know how hard it can be to help someone you care about – be it family or friend – come to terms with their hearing difficulties. After all, we help people understand and solve their hearing problems every day. 

Help someone you care about come to terms with their hearing loss.