Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL)
Everyone experiences Sudden Hearing Loss in different ways. Some people notice a ‘pop’ before their hearing disappears, whereas for others it seems to almost fade out. Some will notice their hearing loss straight away, or sometimes it is only apparent when they are using the telephone. In nine out of ten cases the hearing loss is only present in one ear. It may also be accompanied by vertigo (dizziness) or tinnitus (ringing in the ears). If you notice one of more of these signs, you must go to A&E and ask to see an ENT – but it maybe a good idea to call us for advice and an emergency hearing assessment to check the problem is in the inner ear and not due to a conductive issue. We offer an emergency service – please call 07970 547999 or 07977 522150 (24 hours) and we will be happy to help.