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Treatments for Hearing Loss

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Treatments for Hearing Loss

The goal of treatment is to improve hearing as much as possible. The way this is done depends on the type of hearing loss and the cause. Options are:


  • Hearing loss. Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/ear-nose-throat/Pages/Hearing-Loss.aspx. Accessed May 11, 2022.
  • Hearing loss and older adults. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) website. Available at: https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing-loss-older-adults. Accessed May 11, 2022.
  • Michels TC, Duffy MT, et al. Hearing loss in adults: differential diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2019;100(2):98-108.
  • Presbycusis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/presbycusis. Accessed May 11, 2022.
  • Sudden sensorineural hearing loss. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss. Accessed May 11, 2022.


  • Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.