Types of hearing loss

Hearing loss can mean many things, from the slight inability to hear birds sing to total deafness. Confused about the type of hearing loss that you or a loved one has? Read on.

Conductive hearing loss happens when sound doesn’t travel efficiently from the outer ear and into the eardrum and bones of the middle ear. 
Sensorineural hearing loss happens when there is damage to the inner ear or to the nerves that travel from the ear to the brain.
Where does that noise in my ears come from? It might be tinnitus.
Difficult to determine where a voice is coming from? You may have a hearing loss in one ear.
How does the ear work? And what does it mean to have a hearing loss? Download a free e-booklet!

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