The way hearing loss is treated depends on the cause and how severe it is.

In cases of sensorineural hearing loss, there are several options that may help to improve your ability to hear and communicate. These include:

  • Digital hearing aids
  • Middle ear implants – surgically implanted devices suitable for some people who are unable to use hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants – small hearing devices that are surgically implanted inside the inner ear for people who find that hearing aids are not powerful enough

Conductive hearing loss is sometimes temporary and can be treated with medication or minor surgery if necessary. However, surgery may be required to fix the ear drum or hearing bones.