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Hearing Conductive & Sensorineural Hearing Impairment

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On July 17, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing, With Comments Off on Hearing Conductive & Sensorineural Hearing Impairment

Approximately one in every ten people in the united states has some form of hearing loss. There are two kinds of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural (SEN-so-ri-neu-ral). Conductive hearing loss is caused by a mechanical failure. The sound is prevented from reaching the inner ear. Many times a wax blockage is the cause. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by nerve failure. The sound reaches the inner ear, but it is not perceived. because the appropriate nerve impulses don’t reach the brain. Damage to the cochlea (CoCK-l-ee-uh) or auditory nerve is the usual cause of this type of hearing loss. Loud music, machinery noise, or sometimes side effects from medication can cause
such damage in any person at any age. Vertigo is a symptom of hearing Loss. It’s a false sense that everything around you is spinning. Vertigo usually connected with disorders of the inner ear which senses movement and maintains balance. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.