There are various types of hearing loss. Below are four of the most common.
Sensorineural (Inner Ear) Hearing Loss
The most common hearing loss is Sensorineural, aka, inner ear loss. Factors such as age and exposure to loud noise are typical causes of Sensorineural hearing loss.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss is a reduction of sound level or inability to hear faint sounds.
Conductive hearing loss possible causes:
- Ear infections
- Foreign body in the ear canal
- Fluid in the middle ear
- Allergies with fluid buildup in middle ear
- Poor eustachian tube function
- Earwax buildup
- Perforated eardrum
- Benign tumors
- Infection in the ear canal
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is the combination of conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.
Central Hearing Loss
Central hearing loss is a rare form of hearing impairment that is situated in the central nervous system. Some people may hear perfectly well but will have difficulty comprehending what is being said.
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