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Hearing loss is experienced by more than 48 million Americans, and 12.5% of these cases are people who are under 44 years old. The loss of hearing is not only a problem faced by the seniors – anyone can experience the same issue, and treatment is very important. There are a lot of reasons why the loss of hearing is experienced, and you should go the specialist to check your ears regularly. If your hearing ability has been impaired, you need to get a treatment to restore your sense of hearing. In today’s world, there are many treatments for hearing loss, and it is important to have it checked as early as possible.
Understanding the Loss of Hearing
According to ear specialists, there are three major types of hearing issues: sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and mixed. Sensorineural hearing loss refers to the damages that are slowly experienced by the ears due to changes in the body or injury. Conductive hearing loss, on the other hand, refers to problems resulting from blockages or infections. When these two types happened together, it can be classified as mixed hearing loss. The following information lists the causes for these three types of hearing issues.
Sensorineural hearing problems
- loud noise
- trauma in the head
- diseases caused by viruses or autoimmunity
- inner ear malformation
- Ménière’s disease
Conductive hearing problems
- middle ear fluids
- ear infection
- eardrum hole
- earwax buildup
- stuck object
Mixed hearing problems:
This type happens due to the combination of damages in the middle or outer ear (conductive) and the inner ear (sensorineural).
Treating Your Hearing Problems
There are a lot of ways on how hearing problems can be treated in the present day. All you need to do is to work closely with a specialist who can determine what type of issue you are having and the best solution that can be given to you. Ear specialists have gained new technological methods in the past decade that would provide you with a better sense of hearing. Untreated hearing loss can result to more problems, and it is important to resolve the issue as early as you can. Untreated hearing loss can also make treatment options ineffective.
When you start experiencing the loss of hearing, you should go to a specialist who can check your ears and determine what causes the problem. Based on the result of their check-up, the specialist can conclude which type of treatment suits your best.
The first thing that they wanted to see would be any ear wax blocking your ear canal. Excessive ear wax buildup can result to the loss of hearing, and many specialists offer a cleaning service that promises to restore your hearing back to its normal range. Another reason for the loss of hearing would be congenital or genetic mutations. For example, an extra lump of flesh has grown inside the root canal because of your genetic makeup, or you have an in-born ear drum abnormality. The specialist can fix these issues through surgery, and it can improve your sense of hearing.
Hearing aids and cochlear implants can also a popular treatment option if you start losing your hearing ability. Hearing aids and cochlear implants can be affordable, and many manufacturers are selling their units online.
Benefits of Treating the Loss of Hearing
There are a lot of benefits attributed to better hearing. Treating your hearing problems can result to increased earnings, slow cognitive decline, reducing the annoyance resulting from tinnitus, restoring your life back to normal, and living better. These benefits are backed by research, and years of study where conducted to verify its validity. Many people who have a restored sense of hearing can attest to these benefits – many of them are now earning more money, and their cognition has improved a lot. This can help them live better, restoring their relationship with other people and bringing back their confidence to socialize.
Hearing loss treatment is important, and you should contact us at Desert Valley Audiology if you experience the symptoms related to the loss of hearing. If you refuse hearing loss treatment, your condition can worsen. There are many technological devices that you can use today that will actually help you with your hearing problems. There are no cures for the loss of hearing, but scientists are doing their best to create a treatment that will help people live normally.
Desert Valley Audiology
If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing and are struggling with communication, contact us today. We provide comprehensive hearing health services and we’re here to help!