Types and Causes of Hearing Loss

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is defined as damage to the auditory system, this comes in three main forms:

Conductive hearing loss– This type of hearing loss is caused by an interruption or disruption to sound travelling from the middle-ear to the inner-ear. This is usually caused by a blockage in the external ear canal. Conductive hearing loss causes sound to lose its intensity (loudness) but can easily be treated and corrected with hearing aids.

Sensorineural hearing loss– this results from inner ear or auditory nerve dysfunction. Nerves may degenerate or this can be an inability of the hearing nerves themselves to convey neurochemical information through the ear. This type of hearing loss does not always react favourably to medical treatment, but can be improved through the amplification of sound by hearing aids.

Mixed hearing loss– this is a mix of the two types of hearing loss above, that is to say sensorineural loss with some blockage of the ear canal. Hearing aids can also beneficial to people with mixed hearing loss although caution should be exercised if the conductive element of the hearing loss is the result of an active ear infection.

Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Conductive Hearing Loss:

  • Malformation of the outer, middle or ear canal.
  • Fluid in the middle ear
  • Ear infection
  • Impacted earwax,
  • Benign tumors
  • Perforated Ear Drum

Sensorineural Hearing Loss:

  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Head trauma
  • Virus of disease
  • Aging
  • Malformation of the inner ear
  • Hearing loss that runs in the family

Why Are We The Best?

We will come to your home, ensuring maximum comfort and convenience but with the same degree of quality and professionalism.
Try any of our hearing aids before you buy to make sure you receive the hearing aid perfect for your specific requirements.
We are brand independent and can supply over 1000 models, meaning that we are able to supply you with the most state-of-the-art hearing aids.
We operate at the highest standards and have a wealth of experience, bringing expertise you can trust to your door.
We supply lifetime aftercare with all of our hearing aids, with regular evaluation of you aural health also freely included.
Operating for almost 100 years we have consistently stayed up-to-date and at the top of our field.

Find Your Local Specialist

Find a local specialist in your area to help you to get the hearing aid that is right for you.

Arrange A Hearing Test

Book a home hearing test and start the process of finding the perfect hearing aid, from the comfort of your home.

Request An Info Pack

Request an information pack to further explore the hearing aid options available to you.

Contact Us Now

Contact us to arrange a FREE Home Hearing Test

Contact Us Now