What Type of Hearing Loss Do I Have?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019

If you are reading this, chances are that you suspect that you have a hearing loss. Essentially there are three types of hearing loss. The three types are CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS, and a mixture of BOTH.

A conductive hearing loss is associated with your outer and middle ear. In a conductive hearing loss there is something like an obstruction or a mechanical malfunction in the ear that is preventing sound to be properly transmitted to the inner ear. A conductive loss could be something as simple as wax build-up or possibly something more severe such as a ruptured ear drum.

The most common type of hearing loss is a sensorineural . This is a loss associated with the inner ear. Most often In a sensorineural loss the hair cells in the cochlea have been damaged. This damage leads to the auditory signals not being sent to the brain properly. Exposure to loud noise and aging are the most common reasons for sensorineural hearing loss.

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