Hearing loss occurs when sound is blocked in any of the three areas of the ear. There are many causes of hearing loss, the most common being the aging process, and one of the most preventable being exposure to loud noises. Infections, both of the ear or elsewhere in the body, earwax accumulation, tumors, and nerve-related problems are other potential causes of hearing loss. As ear, nose, and throat specialists, we’ll perform a physical exam as well as a hearing test to determine the type and severity of hearing loss, and then recommend the best treatment and necessary management. For more information, please see our In the Media clip on the Meet Our Doctor page, and contact us.