Understanding the 3 Kinds of Hearing Loss

Tuesday 17th January, 2017

Darroch Hearing is thrilled to be able to offer the latest in digital hearing aids for improved hearing. Our recommendations for individual patients really depends on the type of hearing loss they are suffering from. No, not all hearing loss is the same.

There are three distinct types of hearing loss. These are as follows:

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss is the most common of the three, so named due to an inability among the ear’s ‘mechanical components’ to properly conduct sound waves to the central nervous system. This kind of hearing loss can be caused by anything from a blockage in the ear canal to some sort of physical disorder that renders certain parts of the inner ear lesseffective than they otherwise would be. Conductive hearing loss can be addressed by increasing the power of sound waves to the point that they overcome the conductive impediment.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This kind of hearing loss is caused either by a problem with the nerves in the inner ear or the ability of the central nervous system to process the electrical impulses it receives. People suffering from this sort of hearing loss will have difficulty hearing in terms of volume, but their nervous systems may also distort the sounds they do here. Thankfully, this form of hearing loss is not as common as conductive hearing loss. It is a bit more difficult to treat.

Mixed Hearing Loss

Lastly, mixed hearing loss combines both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss at the same time. The conductive component can be addressed medically while the sensorineural may or may not be treatable.

If you are concerned about hearing loss, contact Darroch Hearing right away. We may be able to treat your condition with a state-of-the-art, digital hearing aid.


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