Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the condition that results when any part of your ear isn’t working the way it should. Approximately every 1 in 5 people between the ages of 40 and 60 suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Surprisingly, many of these people simply aren’t aware of the problem – or attribute their difficulties to some other causes.  
If you haven’t heard the birds singing for a while, you may have a hearing loss. Of course, you might think it’s not severe enough to worry about. But however mild your hearing

A hearing loss can happen when any part of the ear or auditory (hearing) system is not working in the usual way. Hearing loss affects people of all ages and can be caused by many different factors. The type of hearing loss you have depends on what part of

your hearing is damaged. There are three basic types of hearing loss:

  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Mixed hearing loss Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Degrees of Hearing Loss

The degree of hearing loss can range from mild to profound :

  • Mild Hearing Loss A person with a mild hearing loss may hear some speech sounds but soft sounds are hard to hear.
  • Moderate Hearing Loss A person with a moderate hearing loss may hear almost no speech when another person is talking at a normal level.
  • Severe Hearing Loss A person with severe hearing loss will hear no speech when a person is talking at a normal level and only some loud sounds.
  • Profound Hearing Loss A person with a profound hearing loss will not hear

How you treat a Hearing Loss depends on the type and source of your hearing loss. Prompt medical treatment for sudden hearing loss may raise your chance of recovery.  
Following options may be explored for treating a hearing loss :

  • Surgery may reverse hearing loss caused by otosclerosis, scar tissue, or infection.
  • Antibiotics can often clear up hearing loss caused by infection.
  • Changing medications may help, if you think your hearing loss stems from one you’re taking. Talk with your doctor about different

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