Hearing is one of the body’s five senses. It plays a significant role in our ability to communicate and engage with other individuals and the environment around us.
Hearing loss is the result to damage and disorders of the outer, middle and inner ears. Some types of hearing loss can be treated with medical or surgical intervention. Other hearing losses, such as congenital, age-related hearing loss or noise induced hearing losses, are more frequently treated with hearing aids or assistive listening devices.
An individual’s ability to hear and communicate seriously influences and impacts our quality of life.
The symptoms of hearing loss are:
Hearing loss should be immediately evaluated if it occurs suddenly, is accompanied by noises in your ears or dizziness, or is more noticeable in one ear.