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 of hearing loss depends on the underlying cause. Vaccinations against diseases like rubella or H.influenzae helps prevent hearing loss due to the disease. Use of hearing aids and other assisting devices helps in improving hearing in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hearing loss is the third most common health problems in the USA.