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What is 'Hidden Hearing Loss' and how is it treated?

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Todd Gibson, AuD

Audiologist in Lexington

24 April 2017 - 1933 Views

Hidden Hearing Loss is the term used to desribe a condition where someone exhibits difficulty hearing where the typical hearing test, the audiogram, does not indicate an actual hearing deficit.  More commonly, a person with Hidden Hearing Loss may have difficulty hearing in noise and may perform perfectly well in quiet listening situations.  The proposed origin is in the connection of the nerve cells with hair cells of the of inner ear.   Damage to the ear from repeated noise exposure may be a possible cause.