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Types of Deafness

Auditory Processing Disorders
Auditory Processing Disorders

Hearing impairment and auditory processing disorders can look very similar on the surface. To understand the difference, it helps to know what hearing is. We learn as kids that hearing is one of the five senses.

Conductive
Conductive

Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem conducting sound waves anywhere along the route through the outer ear, tympanic membrane (eardrum), or middle ear . This type of hearing loss may occur in conjunction with sensorineural hearing loss (mixed hearing loss) or alone.

Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss

A conductive hearing loss is a hearing loss where the ears ablility to conduct sound into the inner ear is blocked or reduced. Treatment of conductive hearing loss Most cases of conductive hearing loss are temporary and are cured by means of appropriate medical treatment, so it is important to seek immediate medical assistance.

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Mixed
Mixed

A mixed hearing loss is a combination of a conductive hearing loss and a sensorineural hearing loss. Definition of mixed hearing loss Sometimes a conductive hearing loss occurs in combination with a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).

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Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed Hearing Loss

A mixed hearing loss is a combination of a conductive hearing loss and a sensorineural hearing loss. Definition of mixed hearing loss Sometimes a conductive hearing loss occurs in combination with a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).

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Sensorineural
Sensorineural

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss, or deafness, in which the root cause lies in the inner ear or sensory organ (cochlea and associated structures) or the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII).

Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss, or deafness, in which the root cause lies in the inner ear or sensory organ (cochlea and associated structures) or the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII). SNHL accounts for about 90% of reported hearing loss.

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