Types of Hearing Loss

ByQuantum Hearing Clinic

Types of Hearing Loss

There are three types of hearing loss:

Conductive, Sensorineural, and Mixed.

A conductive hearing loss is usually a treatable hearing loss and it occurs when sound cannot travel efficiently from the ear canal to the inner ear. It could be because of blocked ear canal, perforated ear drum, stiffed ossicles, fluid in the middle ear.

A sensorineural hearing loss is often permanent and it occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve. Damage can be caused by exposure to loud noises, ototoxic medications, aging, head  injuries or heredity.

A mixed hearing loss is a combination of a sensorineural hearing loss and a conductive hearing loss.

It is recommended that people over fifty years of age get their hearing checked regularly.

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