Prognosis for Hearing loss

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Cases of conductive hearing loss generally have a better prognosis because they are all potentially reversible. Even when there are no treatment options, or they do not produce the desired results, these cases have a much greater prognosis over cases of perceptive hearing loss because they can be improved using hearing aids. Conductive hearing loss treatments aim to ensure the sound is amplified when it reaches the inner ear.

Perceptive hearing loss, however, is permanent and untreatable, apart from the use of hearing aids or, in some cases, cochlear implants. In this type of hearing loss, there is no problem with sound conduction, but rather the inner ear is damaged and does not work properly.

Substantiated information by:

Ignacio Berdejo Gago
Miguel Caballero Borrego

Published: 18 May 2018
Updated: 18 May 2018

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