Yes since hearing loss is irreversible. My ENT also said the same yesterday in my 3rd visit and that damage once done is permanent so to be careful with exposure to loud noise. During my 1st two visits he was confident that since it’s minimal we can treat it but not sure what changed his mind after 7 months looking at my reports.oh, Live With It !
Physically as viewed nothing wrong with the ear. Clean , no damage, no infection .... .