Quote Originally Posted by **maplesyrup** View Post
Any future kids you have should also be vetted in case it is genetic.
Keep in mind that hearing loss due to illnesses doesn't necessarily make it hereditary.

I would say that even if it were genetic, and it may not be in your case, don't worry about it too much. My case is genetic for sure because my maternal grandmother had hearing loss, so did my mom as they started aging, and my 2 youngest sibling were born deaf. Luckily me and my other 4 siblings had normal hearing until we started getting older. But all of our children don't seem to have hearing issues so far. Even one of my deaf siblings married a hearing impaired (but not deaf) spouse, and their children have normal hearing. So I wouldn't worry too much about passing on bad hearing genes to offsprings or anything like that and just live life the fullest.