Diseases and symptoms

Our “Diseases and Symptoms” section provides in-depth information about various hearing health issues, from tinnitus to specific ear conditions and injuries. Gain insights into their causes, symptoms, and potential treatments.

Whether you’re seeking to recognise signs of hearing loss, preparing for a hearing test, or looking to understand specific hearing health issues, our comprehensive resource section is here to support your journey to better hearing.

Navigating Hearing-Related Diseases and Symptoms

Welcome to the “Diseases and Symptoms” page, where we explore various hearing-related conditions, their symptoms, and available treatments. Understanding these conditions is the first step towards effective management and improved hearing health.

Tinnitus: The Ringing Dilemma

Tinnitus is a common condition characterised by the perception of ringing, buzzing, or hissing sounds in the ears when no external sound source is present. While it’s often not a standalone disease, tinnitus can be a symptom of an underlying issue. We delve into this page’s causes, symptoms, and strategies for managing tinnitus.

Labyrinthitis: The Inner Ear Challenge

Labyrinthitis is an inner ear disorder that can lead to dizziness, hearing loss, and discomfort. We provide insights into the causes, symptoms, and available treatments for this condition, helping you understand and address it effectively.

Otitis: Ear Infections Unveiled

Otitis, or ear infections, can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to adults. We discuss the various types of otitis, their symptoms, and the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment to prevent complications.

Hyperacusis: The Hypersensitivity Quandary

Hyperacusis is a condition in which everyday sounds become painfully loud or uncomfortable. Our page on hyperacusis explores this sensitivity disorder, its potential triggers, and strategies for coping with it.

Single-Sided Deafness (SSD): The Unilateral Challenge

Single Sided Deafness, also known as unilateral hearing loss, presents unique challenges in hearing and spatial awareness. We provide information on the causes, effects, and available solutions for individuals with SSD.

Injuries and Sudden Hearing Loss: The Unexpected

Sometimes, hearing loss occurs suddenly due to accidents, head injuries, or exposure to loud noises. We discuss the causes, symptoms, and immediate steps to take if you experience sudden hearing loss.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Common Condition

Sensorineural hearing loss is a prevalent type of hearing impairment that affects the inner ear or auditory nerve. We explore its causes, progression, and the role of hearing aids in managing this condition.

Children’s Diseases: Nurturing Young Ears

Children can experience unique hearing-related conditions. We cover issues like ear infections and congenital hearing loss and how to recognise and address these challenges in young individuals.

Seasonal Issues: Environmental Impact

Environmental factors can impact hearing health seasonally. We discuss how changes in weather, allergies, and outdoor activities can affect your ears and provide tips for safeguarding your hearing year-round.

Empowering Through Knowledge

Knowledge is power when it comes to managing hearing-related diseases and symptoms. Whether you’re seeking information for yourself or a loved one, our goal is to provide comprehensive resources to help you make informed decisions about your hearing health.

Explore the specific conditions that interest you, or visit our hearing centre for a professional evaluation and personalised guidance. Your journey towards better hearing begins here.

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Useful information prior to your first visit

We have put together some commonly asked questions

We always allow an hour and a half for a full hearing assessment. Unlike other bigger organisations, we take the time to do a thorough assessment to ensure you get the very best results and have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need to.

We actively encourage you to bring someone with you to your hearing assessment should you wish to.

This could be a spouse, partner, family member or someone who you feel close to. They can provide invaluable support and often provide us with really useful information during the initial discussions.


Yes we have a warm, comfortable, wheel chair accessible waiting area so please don’t worry if you arrive a little early.

Yes there is both a short-stay and a long-stay car park within a few minutes walk of our Clinic. You will find a map on our contact page but please contact us on 01270 611212 if you need more detailed directions.

Yes we have a ground floor toilet accessible for all our clients.

Anyone who is fitted with hearing aids needs time to adjust and get used to them. To ensure you get the most from your hearing aids you will need regular follow-up appointments. Unlike some major high street retailers, we provide a comprehensive aftercare service. We do not want your hearing aids to end up discarded in a drawer! As a small, family run business we work closely with you and take the time to ensure your hearing is the best it can be. Alan is in our centre 5 days a week and we are happy to arrange appointments at short notice or outside opening hours if necessary. All aftercare appointments are included in the cost of your hearing aids.

Early indications of hearing loss are;

  • Frequently having to ask people to repeat themselves.
  • Having difficulty hearing in noisy or busy places
  • Misunderstanding conversations
  • Finding that people are mumbling
  • Having to increase the volume on the television
  • Avoiding social situations

If any of the above sound familiar then we recommend that you make an appointment with a qualified audiologist.

No. Like other items such as mobile phones and cameras, technology has moved on and today’s hearing aids are smaller, lighter and very discreet. In some cases they are totally invisible and others won’t know you are wearing them. A hearing aid should never be uncomfortable. At Nantwich Hearing Centre we will ensure yours fit perfectly.

Your hearing assessment will be conducted by Alan Jackson, who is a qualified Audiologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). All your fitting and aftercare appointments will also be with Alan. You will get to know him very well!