Types of hearing loss explained
Did you know that there are a few different types of hearing loss? Understanding the specific type of hearing loss you are experiencing is the first step towards finding the right solution for you. Not all hearing loss can be corrected through the use of hearing aids or alternative listening devices but many types can! The type of hearing loss determines the specific treatment required. Dr. Dekriek is here to help you understand the type and degree of hearing loss you are experiencing. Contact our practice today to schedule a hearing test. Or click here to learn about what to expect at a hearing test with an audiologist.
There are four types of hearing loss:
- Conductive: This could be caused by something as simple as earwax buildup!
- Sensorineural: This is caused when tiny hairs in the cochlea are missing or damaged.
- Mixed: This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
- Central: Strokes and central nerve diseases are often the cause of this type of hearing loss.