What Can Cause Hearing Loss?
posted by The Live Better Team | August 18, 2017
Gradual hearing loss with aging is common, affecting about 25 percent of people in the United States between ages 55 and 64. This number increases to roughly 50 percent in people over the age of 65.
There are a few different types of hearing loss, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Most cases of hearing loss cannot be reversed, but there are treatment methods to help improve hearing for those who suffer from hearing loss.
There arethree distinct types of hearing loss:
The causes of hearing loss vary between individuals and the type of hearing loss they have. Causes of conductive hearing loss include:
Causes of sensorineural hearing loss include:
Treatments for conductive hearing loss may include:
In cases of sensorineural hearing loss, treatments may depend on what caused the hearing loss:
If you or a loved one experience hearing loss, speak to your doctor to identify the causes and develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
“Types, Causes and Treatment.” Hearing Loss Association of America. http://www.hearingloss.org/content/types-causes-and-treatment
‘Hearing loss.” The Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hearing-loss/basics/definition/con-20027684
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.