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Types of Hearing Loss

There are four types of hearing loss:
  • Conductive Hearing Loss Hearing loss caused by something that stops sounds from getting through the outer or middle ear. This type of hearing loss can often be treated with medicine or surgery.

  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss Hearing loss that occurs when there is a problem in the way the inner ear or hearing nerve works.

  • Mixed Hearing Loss Hearing loss that includes both a conductive and a sensorineural hearing loss.

  • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Hearing loss that occurs when sound enters the ear normally, but because of damage to the inner ear or the hearing nerve, sound isn’t organized in a way that the brain can understand. For more information, visit the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disordersexternal icon.

If you suspect that you or your loved one may have a hearing loss, contact us on 079 265 0487 for an appointment.

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