Impaired hearing may be congenital or develop over the years. The treatment you receive depends on the cause of your hearing loss and what needs you have. You can always get help if you have hearing loss. This applies to both technical aids and support from hearing care personnel.
Sudden hearing loss can be due to viruses or loud noises. Sometimes it is unclear what this is due to. Suddenly getting a hearing loss can be uncomfortable but often the trouble goes away by itself.
Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom and can be described as hearing sounds in the ears that cannot be perceived by the environment. Sometimes the sounds are very troublesome. Tinnitus can occur at any age and is commonly associated with hearing loss.