Not all hearing loss is the same. Your hearing loss may only be temporary, or it can be permanent. It may be due to an injury or trauma to your ear, or it can be because of a deterioration of your inner ear hair cells and auditory nerves. In some rare cases, your hearing loss might not be able to be treated.
Depending on the type and severity of hearing loss you have, you will be recommended different treatments. There are two groups for the types of treatment you can receive: hearing devices, and medical treatments. Your hearing healthcare professional may recommend one or a mix of both.
Hearing Devices to Help Treat Hearing Loss
There are two types of devices you can purchase that help with hearing loss: assistive listening devices and hearing aids. They are mostly meant for people who have sensorineural hearing loss, where your inner ear hair cells lose sensitivity to pick up sound.