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M.Sc - Audiology, BASLP
Audiologist, Delhi  •  14years experience
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I am Mr. Lovedeep Kholia, Audiologist. Today I will talk about hearing loss. Hearing loss is a condition that occurs when there is a problem one or more parts of the ear or the nerves coming from the ear. Untreated hearing loss is associated with lower quality of life, depression, social isolation, unemployment, lower earning at work, lower confidence and self-esteem. Symptoms of hearing loss may include difficulty understanding the everyday conversation, turning up the volume of radio or TV, asking for repetition, avoidance of social situation, difficulty in communicating in a noisy environment, buzzing or ringing in the ears, feeling of not being able to hear clearly. Hearing loss not only occurs in adults, but it may also occur in children. Children with hearing loss may have these symptoms like delay in speaking, not responding to own name, does not turn to loud sound, difficulty in the following instruction, asking for repetition, unclear speech, some ear discharge. Now about causes, so the common cause is age. There can be some hearing loss due to medication.

If you have a family history of hearing loss then there are very huge chances of your hearing loss. If you are exposed to loud noise for a longer time then you may develop hearing loss with the time. Major illnesses like high fever, meningitis may also cause hearing loss. Now the good part. Hearing loss is treatable. If identified at the right time and at the early stages, there are chances of the better outcome. So, the solution for hearing loss is medical treatment like medicines or surgeries, hearing aids, cochlear implants. Along with this device, you can go for wireless accessories that can help you to understand and communicate in the noisy condition also. If you will go for the treatment at the right time, there will be chances for a better quality of life, social integration, improved outcome. So, I will advise you all, if anyone of you is feeling like hearing loss. Take the action today. Get yourself diagnosed from the Doctor.

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