Deafness or hearing impairment is a partial or total inability to hear. Deafness may be caused by a number of factors such as genetics, aging, exposure to noise, some infections, birth complications, trauma to the ear, inner ear or nerve damage, and certain medications or toxins. Treatment options available for hearing loss include hearing aids, medical intervention, and surgery.
Hearing loss is such a common and life-altering issue, so it is important to take action as soon as possible. The treatment depends on a number of factors including the severity of hearing loss, the underlying cause, type of hearing loss and your lifestyle.