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    Is hearing loss reversible?

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    Nicole Bowden


    Nicole is a well respected, trusted and caring independent Audiologist with over 25 years experience in both paediatric and adult audiology. Nicole's professional and ethical ... View Profile

    Depending on which part of the ear is affected and hence what type of hearing loss is present, determines its treatment. A conductive hearing loss is often medically or surgically treatable e.g. medication for an ear infection, surgery to patch a perforated eardrum or replace one of the middle ear bones with a piston if one gets fused to allow full vibration again. A sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of permanent hearing loss and usually cannot be medically or surgically treated.

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