Hearing loss typically occurs in two ways. The first way happens when your inner ear or auditory nerve suffers damage. This results in permanent hearing loss. The second way occurs when sound waves cannot reach your inner ear. Things like excessive earwax, fluid, or a perforated eardrum can be the cause. If left untreated, hearing problems can progress.
Treatments for hearing trouble include hearing aids, special training, specific medication, and surgery. Probable causes of hearing loss are heredity, ear infections and meningitis, trauma, long-term exposure to loud noise, and aging.