Hearing loss can be caused by age, illness or genetics. Trouble listening on the phone, difficulty following a conversation when in a group, asking people to repeat themselves and an inability to distinguish between high-pitched sounds are indicators of hearing loss.
HOW IS HEARING LOSS DIAGNOSED?
ENT specialist will diagnose hearing loss by asking symptoms and past health and by doing a physical exam. He will use a lightened instrument and detect problems in the ear canal, eardrum and middle ear, including earwax, obstruction in the ear canal. Ear infection or injury to the ear.
HOW IS HEARING LOSS TREATED?
Treatment for temporary hearing loss includes use of medications along with temporary aids. If the hearing deficiency has happened because of internal injuries, then in such cases a surgery may be done along with providing hearing aids.
DID YOU KNOW?
With modern aids like ear plugs and excessive noise pollution, hearing loss may happen at earlier ages too.