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Hearing Loss (cont.)

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Many treatments are available for permanent hearing loss.

  • People with conductive hearing loss can have the middle ear reconstructed by an ear, nose, and throat specialist.
  • Hearing aids are effective and well tolerated for people with conductive hearing loss.
  • People who are profoundly deaf may benefit from a cochlear implant.

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