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Hearing Healthcare Resources


Determining the Cause of Hearing Loss

More than 28 million Americans currently have hearing loss. Hearing loss most often falls into one of two categories: conductive or sensorineural.

A conductive hearing loss involves the outer and middle ear. It is frequently the result of wax blockage, a punctured ear drum, ear infection or birth defect. This loss is often medically or surgically correctable.

A sensorineural, or nerve, loss involves the inner ear, and is most often the result of trauma, exposure to loud noise, infection or a history of family hearing problems. Sensorineural hearing losses are most often managed with hearing aid systems.

An Audiologist is the only provider licensed and trained to distinguish among these losses.