According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, about 48 million Americans have hearing loss. Although age-related loss is common, children and young adults are also affected. Age is just one factor to consider when diagnosing hearing loss.
It’s also important to know:
- When did it start?
- Is it a temporary or permanent type of loss?
- What part of the ear is involved?
Diagnosing the type of hearing loss helps us determine the best way to treat it and how to prevent further loss. Do you know the four types of hearing loss?