Types of Hearing Loss
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when your inner ear or hearing nerves breakdown. This type of hearing loss does not get better and cannot be fixed with medicine or surgery. If you don’t do anything, it will get worse.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves cannot get to your inner ear. Common reasons include ear wax, ear drum problems, fluid in the ear, or ear bones that become stuck. Conductive hearing loss can sometimes get better with medicine or surgery, other times it cannot.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is when you have both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. It means you have two different problems that are causing hearing problems.