Types and Causes

There are three main types of hearing losses – conductive, sensorineural and mixed.

Conductive Hearing Loss

This type of hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with the outer or middle ear (ear canal, eardrum, and the three bones).


Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss can occur due to damage to the nerves in the inner ear or due to damage to the cochlea. It cannot be reversed or treated.Noise induced hearing loss is caused due to exposure to high intensity noise which causes permanent nerve damage.



Some people have problems associated with both the inner and outer or middle ear. Such a type of hearing loss is called mixed type.