Many people will suffer with or already do suffer with some form of hearing loss. This loss will cause most of these people to have physical, psychological and social problems. That is why it is important to learn about the ways that hearing loss can be reversed.
There are three major forms of hearing loss. They are sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The most common form of loss of the sensorineural type. It is caused by damaged to the cilia or the auditory nerve and is considered to be a permanent loss. Another cause of this type of hearing loss is Meniere's disease.
The conductive form of hearing loss can be a result of damage or an obstruction to the middle or outer ear. This loss prevents total sound from reaching your inner ear. Fortunately, the conductive hearing loss may be temporary which depends upon the cause. the cause can be as simple as a wax build-up or a serious break in the connection of the bones in the middle ear.
Mixed hearing loss could be a result of a combination of the two forms. This occurs when wax build-up may complicate the sensorineural or conductive loss.
No matter what form of hearing loss occurs, or what causes it, there are several ways that can work to reverse the hearing loss. The most well-known way that is very successful is the use of hearing aids. This, of course, depends on how serious the damage actually is. Hearing aids have helped millions of people in their ability to improve their hearing so that they can function in a world full of communication and sound. Hearing loss has been helped by these hearing aids so that people can enjoy the voices of their friends and family as well as being able to enjoy the sounds of their favorite songs.
Cochlear implants are also used at times. These implants will work to stimulate the auditory nerve. They can accomplish this by bypassing the damaged or injured part of the auditory system. The cochlear implants work best for those who have suffered with serious hearing loss by being able to even partially reverse the loss.
When it is necessary to reverse conductive hearing loss, there are occasions when the loss cannot be regained or reversed depending on the extent and nature of the problem. This form of loss can be totally restored when caused by abnormal growths, infection, foreign objects or wax build-up.
There are other treatments that can be used to reverse conductive loss. These treatments also include the use of bone-conduction hearing aids, traditional hearing aids, middle ear implants and cone-anchored implantable devices.
To reverse mixed hearing loss, the doctor will determine treatment options that are based on either the conditions of conductive or sensorineural hearing loss.