Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen slowly or suddenly. It's often a natural result of aging. Long exposure to loud noise can make it worse.

If hearing loss is caused by something that can be treated, hearing will sometimes come back. But much hearing loss is permanent. Hearing aids and other devices can help.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology