Although there are many types of hearing loss, there are three main types to consider. Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, and Mixed Hearing Loss. Depending on the type of hearing loss, treatment advised by an audiologist is managed in conjunction with your GP and in some case the ENT.
According to Hearingloss.org Conductive Hearing Loss is created from problems in the ear canal or ear drum. Causes of this hearing loss may vary but some examples are foreign objects in the ear, allergies, infections, wax build-up in the ear, and/or trauma to the head. Conductive Hearing Loss can be treated with a hearing aid, medication or in rare instances surgery may be required.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss is caused by loud noises, diseases, and genetic inheritance. To treat this type of hearing loss the patient, it is mainly done with the use of hearing aids. Other treatments include medical therapy or surgery in severe cases.
Hear-it.org states that Mixed Hearing Loss can be caused by drugs, genetic inheritance, and infection. Treatments include surgery and hearing aids due to this type being more severe.
In conclusion, there are three main types of hearing loss and they are Conductive Hearing Loss, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, and Mixed Hearing Loss. All three of these conditions have different treatment options and your audiologist will work with your medical specialist/GP as required to ensure you receive the best and most practical treatment.
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