At MountainView, it’s all about our patients. From the moment you walk through our doors, we want you to know that we are focused on providing high quality health care and the best possible patient experience. We have provided helpful information to help you during your stay or while visiting a patient in the hospital.
MountainView Hospital is dedicated to the health and wellness of our community. This section provides information on our classes, support groups, community partners and helpful resources to help you manage your health.
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The goal of treatment for hearing loss is to improve hearing as much as possible. The kinds of treatment used depend on the type of hearing loss and the underlying cause. Conductive hearing loss can often be corrected by medical or surgical treatment. Most types of sensorineural hearing loss are permanent and cannot be corrected medically or surgically, but hearing can be improved with hearing aids and assistive devices. Infrequently, sudden sensorineural hearing loss can be treated with high dose steroids.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
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