Diminished hearing ability can have several causes.
Diminished hearing ability can have several causes. While it can sometimes be a sign of hearing loss, there are other causes that can be easily addressed.
Muffled hearing, the sensation like you are listening to conversations through cotton wool, can occur over time or instantly. It can happen in one or both ears, but it might not just be a sign of hearing loss.
In most cases it is treatable and doesn’t lead to permanent hearing loss. It is important to address the issue early, though, or you can risk more serious effects.
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