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What kind of age-related hearing loss can be treated surgically?

Age-related hearing loss is not medically or surgically treatable. There are no vitamins or herbs or medicines that can make age-related hearing loss better. The only exception to that rule would be if an individual has very severe or profound hearing loss in both ears—they may be a candidate for a cochlear implant, which is a surgical procedure. This is unusual, but if an audiologist suggests looking into a cochlear implant, that certainly is something that is worth following up on.

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