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Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen slowly or suddenly. It's often a natural result of aging. Long exposure to loud noise can make it worse.

If hearing loss is caused by something that can be treated, hearing will sometimes come back. But much hearing loss is permanent. Hearing aids and other devices can help.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Last Revised April 8, 2013

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Last Updated: April 08, 2013
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