Types of hearing loss:
Conductive Hearing Loss
This condition is often the result of an obstruction or blockage of the outer or middle ear. Common causes include cerumen buildup, infection or fluid in the middle ear, or abnormal bony growth around the middle ear bones. In some cases, a conductive hearing loss can be treated with medical intervention.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
This condition is often the result of damage to the inner ear or the central auditory system. A sensorineural hearing loss can be genetic or acquired, but more commonly is the result of damage to the hair cells of the inner ear due to presbycusis or aging.
Mixed Hearing Loss
This condition is a combination of both a conductive hearing loss and a sensorineural hearing loss.