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Hearing loss and strokes

My mother (65), recently suffered two minor strokes and has moderate hearing loss as a result (confirmed in hearing test at GP surgery). She struggles now to hear well in noisy situations or where noise/speech comes from different directions. She is generally well. Do you think the hearing loss will improve to some extent in the coming months or would she be better to get hearing aids at this time?

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Many people who suffer strokes often experience some type of hearing loss as a consequence. It is thought to be due to the interruption of blood flow to the inner ear. If this has caused damage to the hearing organ, unfortunately it is unlikely to get better with time. Your best course of action is to have your mother's hearing thoroughly assessed and the audiologist will be able to advise on the use of hearing aids.

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