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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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