How is hearing loss treated?
The first principle and treatment of hearing loss is accurate diagnosis. When a specific treatable cause is found, such as hypothyroidism or inner ear syphilis, appropriate treatment is instituted. If the hearing loss is due to mechanical causes such as chronic ear infections or ossicular dysfunction, it can generally be restored surgically. Alternatively, amplification (a hearing aid) is always an option. For most people with sensorineural hearing loss, amplification is the best if only option.