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Types of Hearing Loss


Conductive
When the vibrations of sound waves are not being transferred from the outer to the inner ear.

This can be caused by many different things including;
  • excessive ear wax build up 
  • damaged ossicles (the tiny bones in the middle ear),
  • a perforated ear drums,
  • or even a defective ear drum.
Sensorineural
Meaning there is a dysfunction in the inner ear system, cochlea, or the  auditory nerve. 

Long term exposure to loud noise especially in the high- frequency range are a common reason for sensorineural loss.

 
Mixed
This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

It shows damage in both the outer and inner ear systems.

This can be caused by a variety of different things including exposure to loud sound, some medications, and even regular ageing. 

 
 
If you think that you may be experiencing a form of hearing loss, or have noticed a difference in your hearing ability please feel free to reach out to us at Thousand Islands Hearing for all your hearing needs
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