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Hearing Loss Education

Sensorineural Hearing Loss is the most common type of hearing loss. This type of hearing loss is mainly caused by damage to the inner ear. The two most common types of this kind of hearing loss are age-related hearing loss (Presbycusis) and Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Sensorineural hearing loss is typically not reversible but can often be improved through technology that aids hearing.

Conductive Hearing Loss is the second most common type of hearing loss. This type of hearing loss occurs when there is a problem conducting sound in the outer or middle ear. This type of hearing loss can often times be treated by medication or surgery.

If a Conductive hearing loss occurs in combination with a Sensorineural hearing loss it is considered a Mixed Hearing Loss. Treatments can include medication or surgery but often times will still require technology that aids hearing.