Some forms of hearing loss
are definitely inherited, while others are not.
Genetic forms of hearing loss must be distinguished from acquired (non-genetic) causes of hearing loss. The genetic forms of hearing loss are diagnosed by otologic, audiologic, and physical examination, family history, ancillary testing (e.g., CT examination of the temporal bone
), and molecular genetic testing
. Molecular genetic testing, available in clinical laboratories for many types of syndromic and nonsyndromic deafness, plays a prominent role in diagnosis and genetic counseling
You should go for genetic counselling
Regarding hearing aids, it is best to go along with the expert advice given.