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Hearing loss treatment options in 2021

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Advanced hearing loss treatment

Today we have more advanced options for treating hearing loss than ever before. At Hidden Hearing, our registered hearing care experts are trained to find the best treatment for your unique hearing needs.

In case you have a hearing loss, we offer the latest in hearing technology to help you hear better. But it all starts with a thorough examination of your hearing. 


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1. Know what the signs of hearing loss are
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Types of treatments for hearing loss

Once one of hearing care experts has understood your hearing needs and has conducted an in-depth hearing evaluation, they'll discuss your treatment options with you. The most common treatment options are:

  • Hearing aids
  • Ear wax removal
  • Medicine (antibiotics for infections and antihistamines for allergies)
  • Cochlear implants
  • Bone anchored hearing systems

If hearing aids are recommended as part of your treatment plan, your hearing care expert can take you through the available solutions. There are many options to choose from which could suit your hearing and communication needs.

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Hearing loss types and treatment

There are two main types of hearing loss: sensorineural and conductive. They affect different parts of the ear, so the recommended treatment differs for each type.

There are are other kinds of hearing loss that are unique in their symptoms and treatment options. You can read about standard treatment options for each by clicking on the hearing loss types and causes below.

Did you know?

People with hearing loss wait an average of 7–10 years before seeking help. 

Getting your hearing evaluated and treated with hearing aids is easy and painless. In fact, most hearing aid users regret that they didn't seek treatment sooner.  

Reasons to treat hearing loss early
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Benefits of treating your hearing loss

Treating your hearing loss has a wide range of proven benefits:

  • Better communication
  • Improved social engagement
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved performance at work
  • Increased levels of confidence

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Discover hearing aid styles for all degrees of hearing loss

Knowing your level of hearing loss is important as it'll help you understand what the best hearing aid for you might be. No matter your level of hearing loss, your hearing care expert will go through the available options to suit your specific needs. 

Level of hearing loss

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miniRITE (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in- the-ear) 
miniRITE R (Receiver-in-the-ear)
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Severe
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Mild to moderate hearing loss

When finding a hearing aid to treat mild to moderate hearing loss, there are a wide range of hearing aid styles to choose from. Both in-the-ear and behind-the-ear hearing aid styles are suitable, and the features can be personalised based on your preferences.

Severe hearing loss

In the cases of severe hearing loss, behind-the-ear hearing aids are the most common hearing aid type. This is because they typically have the battery power and technology needed to effectively treat severe hearing loss. Full shell in-the-ear hearing aids may also be an option, depending on your hearing needs. But whichever option you choose, the features in the hearing aid can be catered to your personal needs.

Profound hearing loss

For those with profound hearing loss, if a powerful behind-the-ear hearing aid does not significantly improve the ability to hear in everyday life, then a hearing care expert may recommend surgical solutions such as cochlear implants or bone anchored hearing systems.

Read our 3-step guide to finding the best hearing aid for your needs

FAQs about treating hearing loss

Ash Tulley
Ashley Tulley, Hearing Aid Audiologist and Member of the Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (MSHAA)

Ashley has worked at Hidden Hearing for 14 years, and has been fully qualified for 11 of those. He started out as a fitter in both the Stockport clinic and in the wider North West region before going on to become a full-time hearing aid dispenser. He is now currently the hearing aid dispenser in the Stafford clinic. He has been a practice educator and mentor to Hidden Hearing's new dispensers for the last 10 years. He has a foundation degree in hearing aid audiology.

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