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.
Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hearing loss.
The Causes and Symptoms of Severe Hearing Loss
Does loud noise cause severe hearing loss? What about medical conditions? What you should know about the causes and symptoms of severe hearing loss.
Want to Prevent Hearing Loss? 8 Tips to Help
Get tips for preventing noise-induced hearing loss and slowing the progression of age-related hearing loss.
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.
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.
Living With Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication
Living with hearing loss? Use these tips for better conversations with others.
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.