Types of hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss results from diseases or disorders that limit the transmission of sound through the outer or middle ear.
Causes of conductive hearing loss include:
- Fluid in the middle ear from colds
- Ear infections
- Perforated eardrum
- Impacted cerumen (earwax)
- Benign tumors
- Swimmer’s Ear
- Foreign object in ear
- Absence or malformation of the outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear
Sensorineural hearing loss
This hearing loss occurs when the fine nerve endings inside the cochlea are damaged. The result is a reduced perception of sound intensity and quality.
Causes of sensorineural hearing loss include:
- Drugs that are toxic to hearing (ototoxicity)
- Head trauma
- Malformation of the inner ear
- Exposure to loud noise
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