Hearing loss that occurs when sounds are unable to pass into the inner ear (conductive hearing loss) is often temporary and treatable. Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage, or acute trauma to the auditory system. According to the general scientific consensus, hearing loss causes less external sound stimuli to reach the brain. In response, the brain undergoes neuro plastic changes in how it processes different sound frequencies. Tinnitus treatment is the product of these maladaptive neuro plastic changes. Hearing loss can be caused by many different causes, some of which can be successfully treated with medicine or surgery, depending on the disease process. For example, drops, a syringe or suction can remove earwax build-up. Hearing loss caused by a bacterial infection can be treated with antibiotics. Surgery can be used to drain a fluid build-up, repair a perforated eardrum, or correct problems with the hearing bones. A hearing aid is an electronic device that consists of a microphone, an amplifier, a loudspeaker and a battery. It increases the volume of sound entering your ear, so you can hear things more clearly. Hearing aids help improve hearing, but don't give you your hearing back. They're suitable for most people, but may be less effective for people with profound hearing impairment or certain conditions. The ENT specialist or the audiologist (hearing specialist) can advise you about whether a hearing aid is suitable for you. Getting hearing loss treatment can improve your quality of life dramatically.