Hearing impairments are in fact a general definition for all types of problems that can lead to hearing loss, with three main types of hearing impairments: conductive hearing loss, neurological hearing loss and combined hearing loss also known as mixed hearing loss. In the lines before you, we have gathered general information for you about each of the types of disabilities and ways to deal with the decline in hearing quality.
What is a Neural Hearing Impairment?
Nerve hearing loss can lead to mild, moderate, or even severe hearing loss. This hearing impairment is due to damage or lack of sensory cells located in the auditory nerve in the ear. The treatment of neurological hearing loss is implemented through various hearing aids adapted to the severity of the impairment, including, the use of cochlear implants for people suffering from severe or profound neurological hearing loss.
What is combined or mixed hearing impairment?
Mixed hearing loss (combined) is a disorder that results from a combination of conduction hearing loss and neurological hearing loss and it occurs in the presence of various problems in the inner, outer and middle ear. The treatment of combined hearing loss is applied through all the common treatment methods for the treatment of one or another hearing impairment, including, pharmacological treatment, surgical-surgical treatment, treatment using hearing aids and treatment using cochlear implants. If you think you have a hearing impairment, or you are developing a hearing impairment we recommend that you go get tested as soon as possible.
What are the reasons for the decrease in hearing quality?
Different hearing impairments are classified according to different degrees of severity (mild, moderate, severe and profound), may occur in children, adolescents and adults alike, with among the most common causes of hearing loss you will find:
The presence of multiple ear waxes
Excessive wheezing in the ear can lead to blockage of the sound passages and is therefore considered the most common and common cause of hearing loss. The treatment of the problem is possible by cleaning a wax plug at an ENT doctor or by using various ear drops and sprays that help dissolve the wax and remove it from the ear cavity.
Women and men aged 60 and over tend to suffer from a slight to severe decrease in the quality of hearing in the face of various physiological processes that deafen the auditory nerve. This is quite common and is nothing to worry about but it does mean that you should get regular hearing tests, at least once every two years.
Prolonged exposure to noise centers that go beyond the norm may lead over time to the appearance of a conducive, neural or mixed hearing impairment, when avoiding the noise centers will in most cases succeed in restoring the damaged hearing quality. However, it is important to note that impaired hearing quality as a result of prolonged exposure to noise sources, may lead to irreversible hearing damage. Turn down your music and use good headphones!