The most common reason for hearing loss is aging. Over time, the wear and tear of noise damages the cochlea, a part of the inner ear. This form of hearing loss is known as presbycusis (pres-bih-KU-sis). Hearing loss can result from many other causes as well, including disease, injury, infection and earwax blockage. Mayo Clinic treats all forms of hearing loss.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic specializes in treating difficult cases of hearing loss. Each Mayo Clinic location has ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists (otolaryngologists) and audiologists experienced in treating hearing disorders of all kinds. Mayo has sophisticated diagnostic tools and can offer you virtually every treatment option.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors treat large numbers of people, and are skilled at performing less common procedures such as surgery for acoustic neuromas, or cochlear implants.
- Latest technology. Mayo uses the latest technology to accurately diagnose and treat your problem. Mayo Clinic offers a wide selection of hearing aids, many of which are compatible with the latest Bluetooth devices, such as cell phones and other listening devices.
- Time for you. Doctors at Mayo take time to listen to your problem, explain your options and answer your questions.
Read more about hearing loss at MayoClinic.com.