Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when the passage of sound towards the hearing organ (cochlea) is affected. Causes range from excessive ear wax, fluid build up in the middle ear, ear drum perforation and otosclerosis.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea) or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain Most of the time, sensorineural hearing loss cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type of permanent hearing loss.
Recognise the Signs
It makes sense to take care of your hearing health, just as you care about the rest of your health. Because life is full of valuable moments and you deserve to enjoy these moments to the fullest.
Do you have hearing loss? Look out for these common signs:
- Frequently asking others to repeat themselves
- Trouble following conversations that involve more than two people
- Thinking that others are mumbling and feeling annoyed and stressed out because you cannot hear them
- Problems with clarity in noisy places
- Trouble with understanding the voices of women and children
- Turning up the TV or radio volume much louder than the normal volume