Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing loss is caused by problems in the outer and middle ear, preventing sounds getting through to the inner ear. The most commons causes are perforated ear drum, build-up of ear wax in the inner ear, fluid in the middle ear, or damaged or defective middle ear bones (ossicles). Conductive hearing loss can be treated.
Senorineural Hearing Loss
Senorineural Hearing Loss occurs when the delicate sensory cells or nerves fibres in the inner ear get damaged- they stop transmitting sound correctly. The most common cause of this type of hearing loss is natural process of ageing or excessive exposure to noise. In most case this condition is permanent but can be helped through using hearing aids.