Multiple options are available for hearing loss ranging from medical treatment to hearing devices, like as hearing aids. Treatment of hearing loss is based on the cause and severity of the problem. At times there is no complete cure for the problem however hearing aids and other listening devices can help in treating the problem and live a better quality of life.
Medical facility like medications and surgery is recommended for several types of hearing issues like conductive hearing loss. However, even if medical diagnosis is not compulsory for your type of hearing loss, we highly recommended a visit to an audiologist for both a definite diagnosis of the which type of hearing loss and treatment suggestion. Few of the most common causes of conductive hearing loss are fluid in the middle ear with or without any infection and earwax blocking the ear canal perforation of TM. In all cases of diagnosis, where there is a bacterial problem like infection of the middle ear, antibiotics are often used. Although these factors often can be treated and diagnosed by consultant, persistent issues may require the proper care of an ear specialist. Conductive hearing loss also may be caused by a problem with the bones of the middle ear which in several of the cases can be operated with surgery. If diagnosed with hearing loss that cannot be operated medically a doctor will suggested a hearing aid evaluation and consultation with an audiologist. Lifestyle listening needs require hearing concerns are important in determining the appropriate hearing aids. In few cases, hearing or alerting assistive devices may be recommended in addition to or instead of hearing aids. Hearing assistance technologies come in two forms:
There are four types of hearing loss:
- Auditory Processing Disorders