Types and causes of hearing loss
One of the effects of hearing loss is the reduced ability to distinguish between speech and noise, especially the ability to listen to high-frequency sounds may completely disappear. The causes of hearing loss vary, and the types of hearing loss can be classified according to the location of the ear damage. There are usually three different types of hearing loss:
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive hearing loss is usually temporary and can sometimes be corrected. It develops from problems with the outer or middle ear. The causes of such problems may be:
Earwax or liquid accumulation
Otosclerosis (a symptom of dysplasia of the middle ear bone)
In many cases, such hearing loss can be cured by earwax removal, medication, or surgery.
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