Simply Nerdy Mom: What To Do If You Lose Hearing

Friday, February 28, 2020

What To Do If You Lose Hearing


Looking after your hearing is a hugely important thing that you should be careful not to overlook, but it is much easier said than done to do so, and that can cause a lot of trouble for many people. Nonetheless, if you want to try and keep on to your hearing as best as you can, then you are going to have to think about this.

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In this article, we are going to take a look at what some of the steps are that you should take if you notice that you have started to lose your hearing. Act fast in order to ensure that it does not get too much worse.

Don’t Ignore It

The first thing to say is that you should not ignore it, by any means. If you do so, it could only get worse, and before you know it you will have to think about what you are going to do to try and reel it back. However, if you get on top of it straight away then you will find that you are going to have many more options for dealing with it, will be able to get to the bottom of it sooner, and that you are going to be able to keep it as much as possible.


See An Audiologist

If you find that it persists, then you should aim to go and see an audiologist. You can either seek one out directly or go to your general practitioner who can then refer you to one, depending on where you live and what is easier for you. The audiologist will be able to carry out tests and tell you what is wrong with your hearing, whether it is a short-term or a long-term thing. Depending on that, they will be able to then suggest a range of solutions that you might wish to follow.

Long-Term Solutions

Long-term solutions are obviously for that kind of hearing loss which is not caused by a temporary thing, but rather is your hearing actually worsening over time for whatever reason. Generally, the main solution here is going to be using a hearing aid. If you have a hearing aid and you are still having problems, then it might be a case of hearing aid troubleshooting. In any case, it’s something that you are going to want to think about if you have long-term hearing loss.


Short-Term Solutions

Sometimes, however, hearing loss is merely the result of some kind of temporary issue. You might have developed an infection in the inner ear, for instance, or you might have a burst eardrum. In either of those cases, it will be a case of going to the doctor, who will be able to either prescribe you with antibiotics in the first case or otherwise just tell you to wait in the second case. The good news, however, is that you will get your hearing back, all being well, before too long, and that is what you should be focusing on in that case.

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