What are some problems of progressive hearing loss?

Isolation. Social isolation is the biggest problem with progressive hearing loss. Fortunately, most people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids, and some types of hearing loss can be treated medically or corrected surgically.

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How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

By having an exam. An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or finding a way to reverse or slow these loss processes. Quality of life is very valuable and unnecessary decreases are tragic. Find out it there's reason to make improvements. Best! Read more...

Is progressive hearing loss and associated with aging?

Yes. There is a condition called presbycusis, that is essentially hearing loss related to aging. Read more...
Yes. Between the ages of 70 and 75 most people lose both hearing nerve cells and balance nerve cells. The degree of loss can vary widely due to genetics. The loss of balance nerves can also explain why falls increase in frequency as we get older. It is important for people with significant hearing loss to get hearing aids as hearing loss is strongly associated with developing dementia and alzheimer's. Read more...

Progressive hearing loss, constant pain in the ears and doctors don't have a clue. What to do next?

Hearing loss. Not sure whether you have seen an ENT surgeon. If you have such symptoms, you may have menier's syndrome, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma - these need to be ruled out. See an ENT surgeon. Read more...