Hearing loss caused by noise that has damaged structures inside the ear may not be reversible. You will be able to manage your symptoms, however, for instance with the help of hearing aids or implants in the ear which help enhance the volume of sounds. In some cases, doctors may prescribe oral steroid medications to treat your symptoms.
You must get your hearing checked regularly to monitor changes in your hearing ability and modify hearing aid as required.
Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented, however. Using ear protection if you work at a job where you are exposed to loud sounds over a prolonged period will help reduce the probability of developing this disorder. If you can’t protect yourself, moving away from a source of loud sound, protecting children who are too young to protect their ears from loud sounds, being alert about hazardous sounds in your environment are also ways of preventing noise-induced hearing loss.
Early detection of noise-induced hearing loss is important for preventing the disease from progressing further. Therefore, if you suspect you may be suffering from hearing loss, have been exposed to loud sounds, or face any of the symptoms discussed above, you should seek professional medical advice immediately.