Hearing Loss Treatment Neptune, Holmdel & Manahawkin, New Jersey
Hearing loss is the sudden or gradual decrease in hearing. Hearing loss can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent, and may affect one or both ears. The most common cause of hearing loss is aging of the hearing nerve, affecting up to 25 percent of people between the ages of 65 and 75 and up to 50 percent of those over the age of 75. Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, results from changes in the ear which cause gradual hearing loss. Some individuals are hearing-impaired or deaf as a result of a congenital defect or because of an illness, such as Ménière's disease.