Deafness Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Deafness treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Deafness


Treatment for deafness depends on the type of hearing loss. Options may include:

  • Medical treatment-for example, removal of earwax or use of antibiotics to treat an ear infection
  • In selected cases of sudden hearing loss, medical treatment with Intratympanic steroids may be effective.
  • Hearing aids-small devices that are worn in or behind the ear to help amplify sounds
  • Surgery-in some cases, surgery may be recommended to help improve hearing; types of surgery include:
    • Stapedectomy-for treatment of otosclerosis
    • Tympanoplasty -for a perforated eardrum
    • Tympanoplasty tubes-for persistent middle ear infections or fluid
  • Cochlear implant -a surgically implanted electronic device that helps provide sound to a person with severe sensorineural hearing loss (although the devices do not completely restore hearing, improvements in implant technology continue to be made)


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