What Type of Hearing Loss Do I Have?
What type of hearing loss you’re suffering from will determine the path for treatment. Rather than throwing a hearing aid at your problems without first conducting a comprehensive audiologic and medical exam, our otologist, neurotologist, and audiologists will determine a treatment plan that treats your hearing loss and doesn’t sell a device.
[mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”inhert” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]“What Type of Hearing Loss Do I Have?”[/mk_fancy_title] [vc_accordions style=”fancy-style” action_style=”accordion-action” open_toggle=”0″ container_bg_color=”#fff”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Conductive Hearing Loss”]Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. Conductive hearing loss usually involves a reduction in sound level or the ability to hear faint sounds. Often times, this type of hearing loss can be corrected medically or surgically.[/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Sensorineural (Nerve) Hearing Loss”]Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type of permanent hearing loss. SNHL reduces the ability to hear faint sounds. Even when speech is loud enough to hear, it may still be unclear or sound muffled.[/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordions] [mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”inhert” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]“What is a Mixed Hearing Loss?”[/mk_fancy_title] [vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”center” margin_bottom=”0″]It’s possible to have a conductive hearing loss occur in combination with a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). In other words, there may be damage in the outer or middle ear and in the inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve. This is known as a mixed hearing loss.[/vc_column_text] [mk_divider style=”single” divider_color=”#dddddd” divider_width=”full_width” margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”20″] [vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”center” margin_bottom=”0″]For more information on the type, degree, and configuration of your hearing loss, download the “Audiology Information Series Guide” from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.[/vc_column_text]