There are many different types of hearing loss depending on which part of the hearing path is affected. The two basic types of hearing loss is Conductive hearing loss and Sensorineurual hearing loss.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing loss is the result of disorders in either the outer or middle ear, which prevent sound from getting to the inner ear. A Conductive hearing loss is caused by injury to the bones, a perforated eardrum, fluid or wax build up, or problems with the membranes of the ear.
Sensorinerual Hearing Loss
Sensorinerual hearing loss is nerve damage to the inner ear and cochlea. It is caused by noise exposure, ototoxic medications, diabetes, stroke, circulatory or respiratory diseases, or the natural aging process. It is most often improved with high-quality hearing aids. Patients may complain that people seem to mumble or they just can't understand, what is being said. Sensorinerual hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss.