What are the main types of hearing loss?
The main types of hearing loss are differ based on which part of the ear is damaged:
- Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by damage to the inner ear or hearing nerve. This prevents the damaged area from properly transmitting sound to the brain.
- Conductive hearing loss is caused by damage to the outer and/or middle ear and, in some cases, it is medically treatable.
- Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss