Hearing loss doesn’t have to be permanent. In fact, there are several types of hearing loss that are temporary in nature. With mild hearing loss, especially noise-induced hearing loss, chances are that it can be improved. Don’t feel embarrassed to discuss your problem with your doctor and consider these options to help you restore your hearing.
Ear Wax Build Up
Wax build up is probably the most common reason for mild hearing loss. It comes on slowly so that you don’t notice and before you know it, the ear canal is blocked and your level of hearing is reduced.
If this is the cause of your mild hearing loss, your doctor can use warm water and oil to loosen the wax, scoop out the wax or suction out the wax to improve your condition. You’ll be amazed how well you hear after your ears have been professionally cleaned.
If you have an ear infection, or any type of low-grade infection for that matter, your hearing can be affected. A trip to your doctor is in order. A simple prescription for antibiotic can clear up the problem.
For those with correctable hearing loss, a hearing aid can make a big difference. Hearing aids transmit sounds to your ear using a microphone to gather sounds and then amplifies it. Before making a purchase, try out a several types to see which one works best for you. Sometimes hearing loss only affects higher frequencies, for example, so those people need an aid that only amplifies those frequencies.
Some studies have shown that certain nutrients can enhance cell production. Although this is not a tried and true solution, it’s worth considering. Ask your physician about taking the supplements glutathione, acetyl-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, and alpha-lipoic acid.
Whatever you do, don’t ignore your hearing loss. It won’t get better on its own.