Hearing loss is classified into four distinguishing levels and two main categories.
Having been diagnosed with hearing loss, YOURLifeChoices member Jill is wants to know exactly what her condition is.
I recently had an appointment to get my hearing checked and was told that I had a mild level of conductive hearing loss. Are you able to explain to me what the different kinds of hearing loss are and how bad a mild level of hearing loss is?
A. Hearing loss is classified into four distinguishing levels by medical professionals as mild, moderate, severe and profound hearing loss. There are two main category types: conductive and sensorineural.
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is blocked from reaching the inner ear in some way while sensorineural hearing loss occurs when impairment of sensory cells inside of the ear or neurological impairment compromises the reception of sound or understanding of language.
Some indictors of hearing loss are:
- Asking someone to repeat themselves
- Difficulty making out conversations in noisy places
- Turning up the television or radio volume to a level that is too loud for others
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