Can I Recover From Hearing Impairment?

Asian woman drinking coffee and straining to hear the birds outside.

The human body has some fantastic and remarkable abilities. The human body generally has no issue mending cuts, scratches, or broken bones (with a little time, your body can repair the huge bones in your arms and legs).

But you won’t be so lucky if the tiny hairs in your ears are compromised. For now anyway.

It doesn’t seem exactly fair when you can heal from considerable bone injuries but you have problems repairing tiny hairs in your ear. So what’s the deal?

When is Hearing Impairment Permanent?

So let’s have a closer look. You’re at your doctor’s office attempting to process the news he’s giving you: you have hearing loss. So you ask your doctor if your hearing will ever return. And the answer is… maybe.

Dramatically speaking, it’s a bit anticlimactic.

But it’s also a fact. There are two basic types of hearing loss:

  • Damage related hearing loss: But there’s another, more prevalent type of hearing loss. Known scientifically as sensorineural hearing loss, this type of hearing loss is effectively permanent. Here’s what happens: there are tiny hairs in your ear that vibrate when struck by moving air (sound waves). Your brain is good at changing these vibrations into the sounds you hear. But over time, loud noises can cause these hairs to be damaged to the point where treatment is necessary.
  • Hearing impairment caused by an obstruction: You can exhibit every indicator of hearing loss when your ear has some kind of obstruction. A wide range of things, from something gross (earwax) to something frightening (a tumor), can be the cause of this blockage. Fortunately, once the blockage is removed, your hearing usually returns to normal.

So here’s the main point: there’s one form of hearing loss you can recuperate from, and you might need to get examined to see which one you have.

Hearing Loss Treatment

So at this time there’s no “cure” for sensorineural hearing loss (although scientists are working on that). But that doesn’t mean you can’t find treatment for your hearing loss. Here are a few ways that the correct treatment may help you:

  • Prevent mental decline.
  • Cope successfully with any of the symptoms of hearing loss you might be going through.
  • Maintain a high quality of life.
  • Avoid isolation by remaining socially involved.
  • Preserve and safeguard the hearing you still have.

Of the many types of treatment available, which one is correct for you depends on the extent of your hearing loss. Hearing aids are one of the easiest and most prevalent treatment choices.

Why Are Hearing Aids a Practical Treatment For Hearing Loss?

Hearing aids can help you get back to the people and things you enjoy. With the help of hearing aids, you can start to hear conversations, your tv, your phone, and sounds of nature once more. You will no longer be struggling to hear so pressure will be removed from your brain.

Prevention is The Best Protection

Loud sounds and other things that would damage your hearing should be avoided and your ears should be safeguarded against them. Your overall health and well being depend on good hearing. Regular hearing care, such as annual hearing tests, is just another type of self-care.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.

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