Hearing loss is when your ability to hear is reduced.
Congenital or acquired
Both –May/May not - Genetic
Types of hearing loss
Sensori-neural– Most common –Sensory and neural cell in inner year affected. Reduces sound intensity, mostly irreversable, Hearing aids may benefit.
Conductive hearing loss – mechanical –physical obstruction in inner ear –identifiable, treatable, hearing aids
Mixed hearing loss -
What are the causes?
Depends on type
Sensori neural – loud noise exposure, illnesss, medicines,aging, genetics,tra uma, structural deformity
Conductive –wax, fluid, infection, forign body, trauma ear drum, structural, tumours