There are no medications or surgeries that can treat noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Once the tiny hair cells on your ears are damaged, they do not grow back. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when possible.
If you currently experience hearing loss, here are some precautions you should take to prevent the loss from worsening:
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Use an External Device to Help you Hear
If you currently experience hearing loss, hearing devices can work with the hearing that you still have.
Hearing aids amplify sounds while reducing distracting background noises. Programming the hearing aids and adding different channels can help you hear in different environments while honing in on sounds that are picked up through the hearing aids’ directional microphone.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)
An assistive listening device can help someone with hearing loss hear better while on the phone with telephone amplifiers. An alarm clock or a fire alarm that flashes or vibrates can alert you. Loop, FM, and infrared systems can send sounds to some earphones and hearing aids. These can help you hear TV broadcasts, movies, theater shows, and announcements in other public areas.
If you, or a loved one, are noticing hearing loss and need guidance for treatment options, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a complimentary hearing test and consultation.