Ears and hearing are vital to communication and overall well-being. Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, including exposure to loud noises, age-related changes, and medical conditions such as ear infections.
Symptoms of hearing loss may include difficulty understanding speech, trouble hearing in noisy environments, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Treatment for hearing loss may include hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other assistive devices.
It is important to protect the ears from loud noises and to seek medical attention if any changes in hearing occur.