2- Types of hearing loss

Types of hearing loss

Hearing loss can occur at any age, for any number of reasons and those it affects have their own particular story to tell. But in general there are three types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural or mixed (which is a combination of both).

The general and most common causes of hearing loss are age and over exposure to loud noise. However, hearing loss can also occur:

  • as a result of infection during gestation
  • through infection
  • after a head injury
  • if the eardrum is perforated
  • as a result of some cancer treatments
  • as a result of taking certain medications

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