Can hearing loss be treated successfully?

This depends on the type of loss your doctor identifies through a detailed assessment.  Some hearing loses are treatable by medical procedures and medications.  For other hearing losses there are assistive devices like hearing aids and implanted devices such as cochlear implants or bahas.  Conductive losses such as those caused by some middle ear infections may clear up with medication if they are detected early; when left untreated they may cause more permanent damage to the eardrum and the middle ear.  Hearing loss caused by head trauma, disease, congenital and genetic factors, and long-term noise exposure can often result in permanent nerve damage.

The key to successful treatment is to contact your doctor early to arrange for a referral to a specialist who will assess your hearing loss and discuss solutions.  Early treatment can maximize your hearing abilities, put you on the road to peace of mind, and improve the quality of your life.