Signs of Hearing Loss
Many people associate Hearing Loss with ageing, and although ageing is by far the most common cause, there are many other causes of hearing impairment. Hearing Loss may be congenital and becaused by factors such as illness during pregnancy and complication during birth. For there types of Hearing Loss, Hearing aids may often be a help.
Other types of Hearing Loss are hereditary and genetically determined. There types may progress gradually and require more powerful hearing aids.
- Age-induced Hearing Loss:
Age-induced Hearing Loss is the most common form of Hearing impairment. It is caused by the gradual. Degeneration of hair cells in the inner ear, which is a common part of the ageing process.
- Acoustic trauma:
A very loud, brief sound, such as an explosion or a gunshot, can cause Hearing Loss. Long – term exposure to noise or loud sound can lead to permanent Hearing Loss.
Types of Hearing Loss:
There are various types of Hearing Loss, but generally it depends on the site of lesion. There are two main categories:
- Conductive Hearing Loss:
If the lesion is localized to the ear canal or the middle ear, The Hearing Loss is conductive.
- Sensorneural Hearing Loss:
If, hearing loss is caused by problems with the neural fibers or sensory cells in the cochlea, it is a sensorineural Hearing Loss.