What causes hearing loss – and why every form of hearing loss is not the same
Many people assume there is only one form of hearing loss. But there are actually three main types of hearing loss. There are also different reasons why people have hearing loss problems. We want you to be an educated buyer of hearing products and services, so please take a moment to read the following review of the three main forms of hearing loss.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss (Nerve Damage): inner ear is unable to properly transmit sound to the brain because the hair cells inside the inner ear (each hair picks up a different frequency) have withered due to age, noise exposure or reactions to medications.
Conductive Hearing Loss: sound is partially obstructed in the outer or middle ear and is therefore not properly transferred to the inner ear. The problem can be something simple, such as a little wax in the ear canal, or it can be the result of a medical problem.
It takes a trained hearing specialist to determine the cause and degree of your hearing loss
Mixed Hearing Loss: a combination of conductive loss and a sensorineural loss. An effective remedy for hearing loss must include education. That means you need answers to all of the following questions:
- What type of hearing loss do I have?
- What is the degree of hearing loss in my left and right ear?
- How has my brain been affected, specifically in terms of auditory clarity?
- Will waiting to treat my hearing adversely affect my quality of life?
- How much could hearing aids help me?
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