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This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation, examination, or the medical advice of your doctor. This information should not be relied upon to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment.
What Is Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss is what happens when a problem develops with one or more parts of the ear, the nerves within the ear, or the part of the brain that controls your ability to hear. Hearing loss can occur in one or both ears.
Those experiencing hearing loss may be able to hear some sounds or they might not hear anything at all. Depending on the severity of the condition, a person may be referred to as deaf or hard of hearing.
Hearing loss is one of the most common birth defects, and there are an estimated 3 out of every 1,000 babies born with this condition. A hearing problem may also develop later in a child’s life. Approximately 3 million children in the U.S. have a hearing loss; 1.3 million of them are under the age of 3.