Hearing Loss Directory
Hearing loss is on the rise, in part due to the popularity of playing loud music MP3 players. Other causes include age, medications, infections, earwax, and more. Hearing loss can range from mild to profound. Hearing loss treatments depend on the cause and include hearing aids, sound-amplifying devices, and antibiotics if the cause is an infection. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hearing loss is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Severe Hearing Loss: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
WebMD explains hearing loss and congenital deafness, including causes, symptoms, and treatments.
How Bad Is My Hearing Loss?
Adults can have different degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound. Learn which sounds people aren’t able to hear with different degrees of hearing loss.
Why You Should Treat Hearing Loss
Nearly 1 in 10 Americans has hearing problems, but only half have had their hearing checked. WebMD explains why it's important to treat hearing loss.
Significant Hearing Loss: Questions for Your Doctor
If you deal with severe or significant hearing loss, your doctor can help you understand your condition and treatment options. This handy guide provides you with questions to ask and information to share.
Living With Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication
Living with hearing loss? Use these tips for better conversations with others.
Dealing With the Emotions of Hearing Loss
Losing your hearing, or learning a loved one is, can bring about a range of uncomfortable emotions. Here’s how you can deal with this tough transition.
The Lowdown on Ear Candling
Doctors express concerns over ear candling -- a method of ear wax removal.
Your Hearing: Are You Losing It?
Certain factors point to a possible loss of hearing.