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Hearing loss is an auditory condition that affects nearly 36 million adults in the United States. This hearing condition results in partial or complete loss of hearing among all affected patients. People may experience sudden hearing loss as a result of viral and bacterial infections, trauma to the eardrum, stroke, diseases, congenital disorders, and head injuries. Loss of hearing can gradually occur over many years due to loud noises that accompany various occupations, listening to loud music, or high pitch sounds, head tumors, drug use, and heredity factors. Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) is recognized as the most common cause of hearing loss in older adults. Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialists at Florida Hospital are trained to screen, test and diagnose partial and total hearing loss, while providing a wide range of treatment options. Request an appointment today

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Hearing loss is an auditory disorder characterized by partial or complete loss of hearing where sound is unable to process in one or both ears.  Typically, older adults between 75 to 85 are highly susceptible to developing hearing conditions. However, people of all ages, including children, may experience temporary, partial or total hearing loss.    
 
The types of hearing loss are classified into two categories:
  • Conductive hearing loss (CHL) is the loss of hearing associated with mechanical issues that can block the outer or middle ear. 
  • Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) may cause permanent loss of hearing due to the deterioration of nerve endings that stimulate sound within the ear.    
ENT specialists at Florida Hospital are skilled in determining the type and degree of hearing loss and can devise the most suitable treatment. 
 
Hearing loss is an auditory condition that affects nearly 36 million adults in the United States. This hearing condition results in partial or complete loss of hearing among all affected patients. People may experience sudden hearing loss as a result of viral and bacterial infections, trauma to the eardrum, stroke, diseases, congenital disorders, and head injuries. Loss of hearing can gradually occur over many years due to loud noises that accompany various occupations, listening to loud music, or high pitch sounds, head tumors, drug use, and heredity factors. Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) is recognized as the most common cause of hearing loss in older adults. Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialists at Florida Hospital are trained to screen, test and diagnose partial and total hearing loss, while providing a wide range of treatment options. Request an appointment today. 

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