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?
In addition to physical examinations of the ear, screening tests, tuning fork tests and audiometer tests would be used by an ENT specialist to determine the cause and extent of the hearing loss.
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?
Hearing loss is the third most common health problems in the USA.