Learn about Types of Hearing Loss in Newcastle
There are three general types of hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss occurs when the eardrum, bones and membranes don’t properly transmit vibrations to the cochlea. Causes include traumatic head injury or birth defects, wax occlusion and middle ear infections.
- Sensorineural hearing loss is characterised by deterioration of hair cells in the cochlea. Causes include the aging process and excessive exposure to loud noise.
- Mixed hearing loss involves a combination of both conductive and sensorneural hearing loss.