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Hearing loss types - The complete guide

What are the types of hearing loss?

There are many different varieties of hearing loss, some more common than others. Sometimes a hearing loss can be as simple as too much earwax or a temporary ear infection. Other times can be more severe—an injury, type of illness, or more rare types such as Auditory Neuropathy.
Types of hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. This broader category includes many different types of hearing loss, including age-related hearing loss.
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Types of hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss

A conductive hearing loss happens when sound is obstructed inside the ear canal or in the middle ear. The blockage prevents incoming sounds from properly traveling through the inner ear and down to the cochlea.
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Mixed hearing loss

Mixed hearing loss

Mixed hearing loss is the combination platter of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
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Hearing loss often comes with age since our ears get worn from sounds
Types of hearing loss

Bilateral hearing loss

A bilateral hearing loss refers to reduced hearing in both ears. This is more of a higher-level, general category of hearing loss, since most cases have some effect on both ears.
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Types of hearing loss

Noise-induced hearing loss

Too much noise = good vibrations but also bad hearing later down the line. Loud music feels good, but has a hidden cost.
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Types of hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss

More often than not, the most common type of hearing loss happens to all of us—aging. 
Age-related hearing loss is a form of sensorineural loss that happens as our nerves and hearing ability start to wear down over time.
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