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What is hearing loss test?

Hearing is a useful and vital function in everyone’s life. Hearing is the ability to distinguish noises and sounds. It aids in maintaining relationships, communicating with friends and family, and socializing.

Hearing loss:

It is a partial or complete inability to hear. It might impair either one or both ears. People have difficulty hearing speech and other noise. It makes your daily existence challenging. It is also known as deafness and hearing problems.

What causes hearing loss?

Hearing abnormalities can have a variety of reasons. Identifying the reason is critical for successful treatment. The causes of deafness are classified as:

Congenital causes refer to hearing loss that occurs at or immediately after birth.

During pregnancy, several infections arise, including maternal rubella and syphilis. It could be hereditary. Certain difficulties during pregnancy, such as.

  • Inappropriate usage of certain medicines during pregnancy.
  • Birth asphyxia refers to a low level of oxygen at birth.
  • Severe jaundice in newborns.
  • Low birthrate.
  • Acquired causes grow over time.
  • Ageing.
  • Noise exposure.
  • Head injury or trauma.
  • Damage to inner ear.
  • Genetic factors.
  • High blood pressure, heart disease, meniere’s disease, meningitis, and diabetes are all common illnesses.
  • Infections or ear wax.
  • Certain medications, including antibiotics, chemotherapeutic treatments, and pain relievers, are used to treat aberrant bone development or malignancies.
  • Fluid in the ear

What are the symptoms of hearing loss?

  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves.
  • Asking people to speak louder and slow.
  • Difficulty in understanding day to day conversations.
  • Having turn up the volume of music or TV.
  • Tinnitus, ringing or buzzing sound in the ear.
  • Trouble understanding consonants.
  • Difficulty in hearing on telephone.
  • Avoiding social situations.

How can hearing loss be treated?

Hearing loss treatment depends on the type of hearing loss and the causes of it. Some of the treatments are:

  • Removing Wax Blockage:

    It causes reversible hearing loss. The doctor removes extra wax with a curet or suction. Also, use oil to remove the earwax and flush it out.

  • Surgical Procedures:

    Some types of hearing loss, such as ear infections or bone abnormalities, can be addressed surgically.

  • Hearing Aids:

    If the hearing loss is due to damage to the inner ear and cannot be treated by surgery, then your doctor will advise you to use hearing aids.

  • Cochlear Implant:

    If the hearing loss is severe and a hearing aid does not provide you with much relief, then the doctor will suggest a cochlear implant. A cochlear implant directly stimulates the hearing nerve by bypassing the damaged or non-working parts of the inner ear. An audiologist and an ENT doctor will explain the risks and benefits of cochlear implantation.