Hearing Loss After Birth (Acquired Hearing Loss)
You may lose your hearing as a child or adult. Have your hearing tested to find out how you hear and how to protect your hearing.
Acquired hearing loss appears after birth. It can happen any time from an illness or injury. Hearing loss can happen because of:
More information on this topic can be found in our
Audiology Information Series [PDF].
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