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Hearing loss treatment options in 2024

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Advanced hearing loss treatment

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

If you suffer from hearing loss, we offer the latest in hearing technology to help you hear better. It starts with a thorough assessment of your hearing. 

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3 steps to improve your hearing

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1. Schedule
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Types of treatments for hearing loss

After your hearing care expert understands your hearing needs and has conducted a hearing assessment, your treatment options will be discussed. The most common treatment options are:

  • Hearing aids
  • Earwax removal
  • Medicine (antibiotics for infections and antihistamines for allergies)2
  • Cochlear implants
  • Bone-anchored hearing systems17

If hearing aids are recommended as part of your treatment plan, your hearing care expert will discuss the solutions available to you. There are many hearing aid options available to suit your hearing and communication needs.

Hearing aid types

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Begin your journey to better hearing today:
Book a complimentary hearing assessment

Take the first step to better hearing by scheduling an appointment. The appointment is complimentary with no obligation to purchase. 

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Hearing loss types and treatment

The main types of hearing loss (sensorineural and conductive) affect different parts of the ear, and the recommended treatment differs for each type.4,8,16 Additionally, there are other forms 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 years before they choose to seek treatment.8

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 even sooner.  

Consequences of untreated hearing loss
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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 an important step to understanding what might qualify as the best hearing aid for you. No matter your level of hearing loss, your hearing care expert will discuss the options available to suit your specific needs. 

Level of hearing loss

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Half/Full shell in-the-ear
Half/Full shell in-the-ear
miniRITE (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in-the-ear)
Behind-the-ear Plus Power
Behind-the-ear Plus + Ultra Power
Mild to 
hearing loss

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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 personalized based on your preferences.

Severe hearing loss

In the case of severe hearing loss, behind-the-ear hearing aids are the most common hearing aid type used to treat this type of hearing loss, due to the fact that they typically have the battery power and technology required to effectively treat severe hearing loss. Full-shell in-the-ear hearing aids may also be an option, depending on your hearing needs. No matter the option you choose, the features of the hearing aid can be adjusted 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

Leslie Soiles, Chief Audiologist
Dr. Leslie Soiles

Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Lic. #364, Chief Audiologist, HearingLife

Dr. Leslie Soiles founded HearingLife's Shrewsbury's office (formerly New England Hearing Instruments) in 1996. As a Doctor of Audiology, she has worked with Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians for the first 20 years of her career.

Dr. Soiles serves as Chief Audiologist for HearingLife. Click here to read her complete bio and learn more about her education and background.


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