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Hearing Loss Explained


Hearing loss may be caused by:

Physical changes within the ear caused by aging 

Ear wax

Ear infection 

Ear injury  

Inherited or congenital ear condition 

Exposure to loud music or loud noise 

Diseases of the ear 

Sensorineural hearing loss can often result in difficulty understanding sound or speech even though it is loud enough to hear. Conductive hearing loss is caused by a mechanical problem in the outer or middle ear or an obstruction in the ear canal such as ear wax that blocks sound from getting to the eardrum.

High Risk Factors for Hearing Loss

Kidney disease
Heart disease

Radiation therapy


Ototoxic medications

Family history of hearing loss


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