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Can hidden hearing loss be treated surgically?

Hidden hearing loss cannot be treated surgically. So the damage that is done by noise exposure and by having many birthdays is not medically or surgically treatable. It's not clear to researchers whether conditions that tend to go together with hidden hearing loss occur in the ear or in the brain. Current theories suggest that they occur in the brain, and not actually in the ear, but still as a response to damage on a cellular level to the auditory nerve. There's no way that a doctor or a surgeon can go in and change damage that's been done on a cellular level.

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