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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 can't 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: April 15, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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