Treatment Options for Hearing Loss

The optimal treatment for you will depend on the type and severity of your hearing loss, any underlying factors that need to be addressed, your lifestyle, and your budget. In most people, hearing loss cannot be reversed, but there are treatments available that can help you improve your hearing, including:
Hearing aids Cochlear implants and Surgery

Treatment for Sensorineural hearing loss
Age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss One of the most common types of hearing loss is known as sensorineural hearing loss, which means there is either damage or deterioration of the inner ear (the cochlea) and/or auditory nerve. This usually happens from exposure to noise and/or aging. Sensorineural hearing loss is irreversible and is typically treated with hearing aids or cochlear implants in situations ranging from severe to profound. Due to the inability of the inner ear and auditory nerve to self-repair, sensorineural hearing loss cannot be cured by medicine or surgery.

Treatment for Conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss happens when sound can't penetrate the inner ear. This can be caused by earwax build-up, middle ear fluid (during an ear infection), a ruptured eardrum, or otosclerosis, a fusion of the middle ear bones. Earwax removal, medicines, or surgery can treat these disorders. Rarely, outer, or middle ear abnormalities like ear canal stenosis (narrow ear canal) or exostosis (surfer's ear) can cause conductive hearing loss. These conditions are hard to treat. In the event that medical treatment does not improve hearing loss, hearing aids and bone-anchored hearing devices are treatment possibilities.