Hearing Loss Overview
Did you know that 48 million Americans are diagnosed with significant hearing loss?
Types of Hearing Loss
Conductive, Sensorineural, and Mixed Hearing Loss.
Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss conditions can be caused by a plethora of reasons, ranging from a variety of medical conditions and disorders to obstruction to noise-induced, which all can affect our ability to hear or understand speech. Below is a list of causes of hearing loss:
- Congenital hearing loss (present at or soon after birth)
- Lack of oxygen at birth
- Inherited genetic disorder
- Head injury or trauma
- Major ear infections
- Injury to the inner ear/eardrum
- Noise-induced hearing loss (exposure to loud noises)