Hearing Loss Types: Explain in details

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects people of all ages and can affect people from young boys to adults. There are lots of different reasons to the hearing such as listening loud music, working at noisy place or any other reasons. The three basic categories to loss of hearings are sensorineural , conductive and mixed hearing loss. Let’s discuss about a bit.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Sensorineural Loss take place due to the inner ear or the actual hearing nerve itself becomes damaged. This hearing loss take place due to the hair cells within the cochlea are damaged for some reasons.

The reasons of this are exposure to loud noise, aging, injury, disease, certain drugs or an inherited condition. As you see this hearing loss reason is very common in our daily life. Moreover. Sensorineural Loss has one disadvantage that it is not medically or surgically treatable. But , is you want a suggestion, than I think the hearing aids can be beneficial for use.

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Sudden Sensorineural Loss

Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural loss may occur very suddenly or over the course of a few days. It is imperative to see an otologist (a doctor specializing in diseases of the ear) immediately. A delay in treating this condition (two or more weeks after the symptoms first begin) will decrease the chance that medications might help improve the problem.

As we see in the name, sudden sensorineural hearing loss may happened very suddenly or during few days. It is imperative to see an otologist (a doctor specializing in diseases of the ear) immediately. It is one of the serious types of ear disease. After the delay for treating might decrease the chance curing the problem.

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Conductive Loss

Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Lossoccurs in the outer or middle ear where sound waves are not able to transmit to the inner ear as a whole. Noise can be blocked by earwax or a foreign object located in the ear canal; The middle ear space may be affected by fluid, infection, or bone abnormalities; Or the eardrum may be injured.

In some people, carrier this loss can be reversed by medical or surgical intervention. Conductor hearing loss is most common in children who have frequent ear infections or who insert foreign objects into their ear canal.

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Mixed Loss

However, sometimes it can be a combination of both sensory and conductor loss. They may have sensorineural hearing loss and then develop a carrier component in addition.

A hearing test is important to find out what type of hearing-loss you have, and will help determine which hearing care solution is right for you. Hearing aids are available in many sizes, styles, and techniques; There are also many hearing aids.

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In Adults

Many people over 50 or 60 age experience gradual this loss over the years due to age-related changes in the ear or auditory nerve. The medical term for age-related hearing-loss is presbycusis. Presbyopia can make it difficult for a person to tolerate loud noises or to hear what others are saying.

Other causes of hearing loss in adults include:

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Baseline Hearing Test

Hearing Loss

Most adults got their last hearing test when they were in primary school. It is a good idea to have your hearing checked at least once during your annual physical exercise when you are an adult. This test becomes your baseline test, so that later, if you suffer from hearing, your audiologist can compare your current hearing with your baseline to assess the severity of your hearing loss so that you can be treated appropriately.

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