It depends on the cause of the hearing loss. Make an appointment with an otologist (ear specialist) for an evaluation to include audiometric testing.
Hearing loss is usually defined as being either conductive or sensory hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is caused by damage to the external or middle ear. Sound vibrations are unable to pass down the auditory canal, across the tympanic membrane, and through the ossicles. Sensory hearing loss occurs in the inner ear and the auditory nerve. Sound waves may reach the inner ear, but they are not transmitted successfully to the brain.
Conductive hearing loss can almost always be restored to some degree, if not completely. Some effective treatments include the following:
Sensory hearing loss presents more serious problems. It often cannot be cured. Fortunately, hearing aids can help restore some of the hearing loss. Hearing aids can be dispensed only with a physician's prescription. They can make hearing at least ten times better.
Some patients are candidates for cochlear implants or BAHA device
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Types Of Hearing Loss
Oticon Hearing Device
Phonak Hearing Systems