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What does the treatment for hearing loss depend on?

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Advances in medicine and technology have led to many new treatments for hearing loss. The best choice depends partly on the kind of loss you have. Types of hearing loss include:

No matter what type you have, treatments can help you.

  • Conductive: This type happens when the outer or middle ear can’t bring sound to the inner ear.
  • Sensorineural: This starts when the inner ear, auditory nerve, or brain no longer detects sound waves normally.
  • Mixed hearing loss: It's a combination of the conductive and sensorineural kinds.

From: Treatments for Hearing Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids," "Cochlear Implants."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss," "Types, Causes and Treatment."

Audiology Online: "Middle Ear Implants."

University of California, Irvine: "Bone Anchored Hearing Device."

ENT Today: "Middle Ear Implants Offer Potential: New breed of devices may stimulate compliance, experts say."

Reviewed by Brandon Isaacson on June 01, 2016

SOURCES:

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids," "Cochlear Implants."

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living With Hearing Loss," "Types, Causes and Treatment."

Audiology Online: "Middle Ear Implants."

University of California, Irvine: "Bone Anchored Hearing Device."

ENT Today: "Middle Ear Implants Offer Potential: New breed of devices may stimulate compliance, experts say."

Reviewed by Brandon Isaacson on June 01, 2016

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