When Is Hearing Loss Irreversible?

When you learn you have loss of hearing, the first thing that most people ask is will I get it back? Whether it will or not depends on several factors.

There are two types of loss of hearing:

Obstructed hearing loss is when there’s something blocking your ear canal, you can show all the signs of hearing loss. This can be caused by a wide range of things, from earwax to tumors but the good news is, your hearing usually returns to normal after the obstruction is clear.

The other kind of hearing loss is the kind that is a result of damage. This is the more common type of hearing loss that makes up nearly 90 percent of hearing loss. Clinically this is known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss, this form of hearing loss is often permanent. To explain: there are little hairs in your ear (cochlea) that vibrate when hit by moving air (sound waves). These vibrations are then changed into an electro-chemical response and sent to your brain, your brain then translates the signals into the sounds that you hear. As time passes, your hearing can be permanently damaged by loud noises.

Sensorineural hearing loss can also be caused by damage to the nerves or to the inner ear. Cochlear implants can help improve hearing in some cases but are only recommended for those who have a specific extreme case of hearing loss.

Whether hearing aids will help improve your hearing can only be determined by getting a hearing examination.

Treatment Of Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss has no cure. But it might be possible to get treatment for your hearing loss. The following are ways that you can get the correct treatment to help you:

Don’t push your hearing health to the side. Successfully dealing with any of the symptoms of hearing loss you might be having is the best preventative measure you can take.
Stay socially engaged! Isolation equals lack of stimulation. Your brain needs more stimulation not less as we get older.
Preserve and protect the hearing you still have.
Your hearing is important to your quality of life.
Prevent mental decline.
There are many ways of coping with a hearing loss. One of the simplest treatments is also one of the most common: hearing aids.

Prevention Is The Best Defense

If you can’t depend on recovering from hearing loss, you should focus on protecting the hearing you’ve got. Of Course, if you have something stuck in your ear canal, more than likely you can have it removed. But loud noises are hazardous even though you may not think they are very loud. That’s why it’s a good idea to take the time to protect your ears. The better you safeguard your hearing today, the more you prevent the possibilities of creating damage that will eventually lead you to be diagnosed with a hearing loss. Recovery is usually not an option but treatment can help you keep prevent further loss and get back into hearing what you have been missing out on.

If you are or have been experiencing difficulty hearing CALL NOW we would love to help you get your hearing back! Absolute Hearing Care Centers are happy to offer a FREE consultation and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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