Conductive Hearing Loss
Loss of hearing due to a cause that does not permit sounds from getting through the outer or middle ear.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Loss of hearing which happened because of issues in the way the inner ear or hearing nerve operates.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Loss of hearing that involves a conductive and a sensorineural hearing loss.
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
Hearing loss that happens when sound travel to the ear normally, but due to the damage to the inner ear or the hearing nerve, sound is not organized in a way that the brain can understand
Hearing loss can also be described as:
Unilateral or Bilateral
If the loss of hearing is in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral).
Pre-lingual or Post-lingual
Loss of hearing either occurred when an individual learned to talk which means pri-lingual or after a person learned to talk which means post-lingual.
Symmetrical or Asymmetrical
Equal loss of hearing in both ears (symmetrical) or varies in each ear (asymmetrical).
Progressive or Sudden
Loss of hear that gets bad over the time known as progressive or occurs quickly that is sudden.
Fluctuating or Stable
Loss of hearing gets better with time or worse over time (fluctuating) , and that which stays the same over time is stable.
Congenital or Acquired/Delayed Onset
Loss of hearing since birth that means congenitalor occurs sometime later in life is acquired or delayed onset.