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Types of Hearing Loss

There are three different types of hearing loss; sensorinueral, conductive or mixed.

 

Sensorineural: When hair cells inside the cochlea die. The cochlea is attached to the nerve of hearing which communicates to your brain.

 

Conductive: When something mechanical doesn’t work in the inner ear. Could be a perferrated tympanic membrane (punctured ear drum) or ossification of the ossicular chaine (three smallest bones in your body; Incus, Malleus and Stapes).

 

Mixed: A combonation of the two types of hearing loss.

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