What are the types of hearing loss? |

There are three types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive, and mixed.  The type of hearing loss is determined by where the deficit lies in the hearing system.  A simple hearing test can indicate which of the following types of hearing loss you have:

Sensorinerual hearing loss results from damage to the inner ear (cochlea) and/or the hearing nerve.

Conductive hearing loss is a blockage of the sound from being conducted along the hearing pathway.  The hearing loss is typically generated in the outer or middle ear, meaning the cochlea and the hearing nerve underneath are working properly but do not receive adequate signal/sound transmissions.

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of sensorineural and conductive type hearing losses.