Types of hearing loss

The three types of hearing loss

1. Conductive Hearing Loss:-

Conductive hearing loss is when the ear canal, ear drum or middle ear are damaged. This may result from a number of causes such trauma or disease, a perforated ear drum, impacted ear wax, otosclerosis or a benign tumour. Conductive hearing loss can be correctable with surgery or medication.

2. Sensorineural Hearing Loss:-

Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the inner ear is damaged. This occurs when the hair cells of the cochlea have been damaged, preventing electrical signals from reaching the auditory nerve. Without any information to transmit to the brain, hearing is compromised. This can be caused by injury, genetics, aging, viral and bacterial infection, loud noises, or certain medications. Treatment usually requires hearing aids.

3. Mixed Hearing Loss:-

Mixed hearing loss is when there is damage to the both the inner and outer or middle ear. Treatment depends on the cause and usually involves hearing aids.

You can significantly enhance your ability to hear and improve your quality of life with the use of correctly prescribed and fitted hearing aids.

Please call Independent Hearing Services on 01202 861522 for free impartial independent advice.

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