Originally Posted by Alexzander30
There are actually three kinds of hearing loss: conductive hearing problems, sensorineural hearing problems and mixed hearing problems.hearing loss develop when body nerves become broken and never properly transfer their signals towards the brain.
Not to get picky...but there is actually 4 different kinds of hearing loss:
*Conductive Hearing Loss: When the cochlea has normal hearing sensitivity but the hearing is worse when it has to go down the ear canal and through the middle ear. This is often medically treatable.
*Sensory Hearing Loss: When there has been damage to the Hair Cells located within the cochlea, usually in the high-frequencies more than low frequencies. There is no surgical or medical treatment for this kind of hearing loss. Nearly 80-90% of hearing losses are Sensory losses. When someone says they have a "nerve loss" it's incorrect. The nerve is just fine, it's the hair cells that aren't working.
*Neural Hearing Loss: This is very uncommon and means that the loss is due to a problem beyond the cochlea, either along the auditory nerve or in the sound processing centers of the brain.
*Mixed Hearing Loss: When someone has a combination of a Sensory and conductive loss.