“One of the most common questions I get asked,” said Vibe Hearing audiologist Annie Duchen, Au.D, CCC-A in a recent interview, “is whether or not hearing loss is reversible.”
Like many questions about health issues, it can be hard to give an exact answer to this question.
Hearing is a complex process that can be affected by a variety of different things and individual health situations can vary wildly.
The short answer is this:
There are some situations and types of hearing loss that are reversible but, unfortunately, the most common type of hearing loss is not.
Let’s talk about the different types of hearing loss, whether or not they can be reversed, and give you some ways to protect your hearing from damage (or further damage).