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What Are the Treatment Options for Hearing Loss?

It can be challenging to live with hearing loss. Hearing loss can make it difficult for people to concentrate and perform daily tasks. It also causes people to withdraw from social situations. As a result, hearing problems can lead people to feel isolated and unconnected. 

It has been estimated that over 5% of the world’s population suffers from hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization. There are many causes of hearing loss, but in most cases, the majority of them are preventable. Let’s explore why hearing loss is so prevalent and common treatment options. 

What is Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a reduction in the ability to hear sounds. It can be temporary or permanent and can occur due to a variety of factors. Some examples of what causes hearing loss are age, excessive noise, viral infections, head trauma, and certain autoimmune disorders.

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

It is important to keep the factors that cause hearing loss in mind and try to take precautions before they cause any permanent hearing loss. The following are helpful tips for how to prevent hearing loss.

  • Avoid loud noises
  • Take care when listening to music
  • Protect your ears during loud events, such as concerts
  • Take precautions at work
  • Get your hearing checked 

Treatment Options for Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be treated in many ways, as it depends on the cause and severity of hearing loss. In most cases, conductive hearing loss may be treated by removing or alleviating the blockage causing the hearing loss. However, if this does not solve the problem, hearing aids (or bone-anchored hearing aids) can be used.

Hearing Aids

One type of hearing aid is a cochlear implant. This is an electronic device that is placed on the side of the head to help send sound signals directly to the hearing nerve. The device has two parts: a microphone that receives sound and a receiver that’s implanted into the skin near the ear. 


Sudden sensorineural hearing loss can be treated with corticosteroids via intratympanic injection or oral steroids. They work by reducing inflammation, decreasing swelling and helping the body fight illness. If the ear does not respond to treatment, hearing aids or cochlear implants may be the next option. 

Contact the Ear and Sinus Institute Today!

Hearing loss is a serious issue that can affect people of any age or background. If you or a loved one is struggling to adapt to a life with hearing loss or would like to explore what options are right for you, make an appointment with the Ear and Sinus Institute today!

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