Hearing loss occurs when there is a total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears. Hearing loss is a common problem caused by aging, noise exposure, disease, excess ear wax, heredity or trauma.
When children experience hearing loss, it is very important to diagnose and treat the hearing loss as early as possible, which can help limit the potential impact on learning and development. Adults with hearing loss may experience difficulty with their employment, education and overall well-being.
If you have a sudden loss of hearing, especially in one ear, it is important to seek immediate medical attention for treatment.
Treatment for hearing loss will depend on your diagnosis.