Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more prevalent in our society that you may have thought. According to most recent MarkeTrak survey, over 31.5 million people in the United States report having hearing difficulties. That's nearly 10% of the United States population! So if you have a hearing loss, understand that you are not alone.

| Signs of Hearing Loss | Types of Hearing Loss | Causes of Hearing Loss |

What are the signs of hearing loss?

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What are the different types of hearing loss?


Conductive hearing loss is caused by any condition or disease that blocks or impedes the conveyance of sound through the middle ear. Generally, the cause of conductive hearing loss can be treated with a complete or partial improvement in hearing.


Sensorineural hearing loss results from inner ear or auditory nerve dysfunction. Often, the cause cannot be determined. It is typically irreversible and permanent. The treatment for sensorineural hearing loss is amplification through hearing instruments.


A mixed hearing loss is a combination of a conductive and a sensorineural hearing loss. Hearing instruments can be beneficial for persons with a mixed hearing loss.

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What are the causes of hearing loss?

(Information adapted from the Better Hearing Institute)

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