Hearing impairment screenings in Alice Springs

 
 
Have you noticed a gradual loss of hearing? Make an audiometry appointment at Mall Medical Centre in Alice Springs. Our doctors conduct hearing tests and screenings to determine the degree of your hearing loss.

Some of the early signs of hearing impairment includes:
 
  • Difficulty hearing soft or distant speech
  • Difficulty understanding what people say when there is noise in the background
  • Hearing words incorrectly, asking for people to repeat themselves or raise their voice
  • Not hearing sounds around you such as ringing phones, doorbells or alarm signals
 
In Australia, more than three million or at least one in every six people suffer from loss of hearing. Sensorineural, conductive and mixed are the main types of hearing loss, with varying causes. Common causes include:
 
 
  • Age-related
  • Meniere's disease
  • Ear canal infection
  • Middle ear infection
  • Acquired—after birth
  • Benign growth in middle ear
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noise
 
 
 
  • Perforated eardrum (does not heal)
  • Ear wax or foreign object blockages
  • Congenital—present at birth due to genetic factors
  • Illness such as meningitis, measles & mumps
  • Damage to the tiny bones that conduct sound
  • Bony growths in the canal (known as exostoses)
 
 
 
 
To determine if your hearing loss is a temporary or permanent condition, book an audiometry screening today.