An abnormal hearing test happens when your hearing tests don't have normal results. This doesn't always mean you have permanent hearing loss. Some types of hearing loss may get better on their own, and others can be treated or reversed.
A test may show that you hear better in one ear than the other or that you are not able to hear certain tones, or frequencies. For example, you may not be able to hear high-pitched sounds.
Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.
Hearing loss can range from mild to moderate to severe.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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