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Types and Causes of Hearing Loss

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Hearing Aid Discussion - Understanding Everyday’s Hearing Needs

Those who have hearing loss find it difficult to comprehend what is being spoken, along with not being able to hear the sounds around them clearly. Such people often feel isolated and tend to retreat from social situations.

While hearing loss is tough for the person who is facing it, it is also a challenge for others around them. Hearing aids fitting greatly facilitate the ease of conversations by bridging the gap and amplifying sound to a degree where it is easy to comprehend.

In order to get fit with the right hearing aids, there are several factors of one’s lifestyle that play a role. The activities that one engages in, the kind of social situations one is a part of, the kind of work environment one experiences and other fitting requirements.

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How hearing aids can help you lead a better life?

The hearing aid discussion with the audiometrists helps the patient get the perfect hearing aid.

The benefits of wearing hearing aids:

  • Slows down the cognitive decline 

  • Help you function better in daily life

  • Help perceive sounds accurately and clearly

  • Improves the comprehension of sound in noisy environments 

  • Helps people be a part of social situations, and keeps isolation at bay

  • Amplify sounds in order to hear better 

  • Helps to differentiate sounds of speech to facilitate greater ease of conversation and recognition

  • Your companion on the journey to a sound life

Types of hearing losses

Hearing Aids’ Professional is determined to provide hearing aids that are exclusive for your needs. We provide reliable and effective solutions that are lasting and updated to the latest technologies. Our hearing aid discussion is here to help you understand types of hearing impairments and what causes them.

Conductive Hearing Loss

The human ear has three parts – the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. Conductive hearing loss happens when sound cannot travel past the outer and the middle ear. This results in the inability to hear soft sounds and enveloping loud noises. Such hearing loss can be caused by excessive earwax blockage, presence of ear infections, a ruptured eardrum, fluid build-up in the ear.

Abnormal bone growth in the Middle Ear (a condition known as Otosclerosis) can cause Conductive Hearing Loss as well. With Conductive hearing loss hearing abilities can often be restored with medicine or surgery.

Identified causes of Conductive Hearing Loss:

While surgery very much helps with the treatment of Conductive hearing loss, the audiometrist may provide Bone Conduction Hearing Aids, Bone Anchored Hearing Devices and Middle Ear Implants as hearing aid solutions.

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

When the organs responsible for hearing (the Cochlea and auditory nerve) is either damaged or does not function normally and fails to transmit electrical information accurately to the brain. In most cases, Sensorineural Hearing Loss is permanent and cannot be reversed with surgical methods.

Identified causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss:


With use of advanced technologies such as Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and Hybrid Cochlear Implants, Sensorineural Hearing Loss can be managed well.

Mixed Hearing Loss

The presence of Conductive Hearing Loss and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in the ear is known as Mixed Hearing Loss. While the Sensorineural Hearing Loss is permanent and cannot be treated, it can be managed extensively with hearing aids fitting. The Conductive Hearing Loss can either the temporary or permanent and must be examined by the audiometrist to determine further course of treatment.

In the case of mixed hearing loss, the audiometrist will first focus on managing Conductive Hearing Loss before going forward with any rehabilitation.

Note that responses to these questions are always kept confidential and will be used to provide the best available hearing aid solution to you. The testing is done at your convenience and keeping your comfort in mind.

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At Hearing Aids Professionals, we are committed to making your everyday better with hearing aids that are exclusive for your needs. Our team of audiometrists ensure you have the most comfortable and informed testing and fitting session and are always open for any hearing aid discussion you or your family members might be concerned about. We ask questions that briefly analyse the degree of hearing impairment and are supportive throughout the process.

At Hearing Aids’ Professionals, we deliver patient-centric hearing services. We are an independent and locally owned practice that has more than a decade of experience in providing accurate hearing test assessments.

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