Different Types of Hearing Impairments

Different Types of Hearing Impairments

Hearing impairment can be caused by a number of reasons, but most of them fall under two categories – temporary and permanent. In simple terms, hearing loss happens when the ear becomes incapable of delivering the sound signals effectively to the brain. 

Conductive hearing loss: In scientific terms, the temporary hearing loss is often termed as conductive hearing loss. Usually, this type of hearing impairment happens when there is a blockage in the ear canal due to which the sound reproduction does not happen to the optimum level. As this hearing condition is temporary it can either be treated using certain home remedies or in some cases medical attention may be required. For instance, if the hearing loss is the result of the excess deposit of wax in the ear, it can be easily treated using the natural wax removal therapies. The wax can also be cleaned using the ear buds, ear drops, or using the suction technology. 

There are some bacterial infections which also cause the temporary hearing impairment. For this, you should certainly see a doctor to make sure that it gets treated properly and does not result in serious hearing issues. The doctor will either prescribe the antibiotics or remove the ear fluids using a non-invasive surgical process. 

Sensorineural hearing loss:  The hearing loss which is permanent is called sensorineural hearing loss in the scientific language. This type of hearing loss is usually the result of damage to the inner ear and in most cases it is untreatable. There are some hearing losses which happen because of the problem with the neural arrangements. In this case, the nerves are not able to carry the signals properly to the brain.  If the loss is permanent, hearing may be improved but it may not get treated.



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