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How is age-related hearing loss treated?

Treatment of age-related hearing loss depends on the underlying causes. Where correctable causes of hearing loss are not present, there are various devices available to help support people with hearing loss, such as: • Alert systems for doorbells, smoke detectors and alarms that send visual cues or vibrations; • Telephone amplifying devices that increase the volume of the voice being listened to; • Hearing aids; • A cochlea implant for cases of severe hearing loss, and; Television and radio listening systems, such as wireless headphones, neck loops or ear hooks that enable listening at desired volume and at reduced background noise.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 26 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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