There are three different categories of hearing loss, they are:
a type of hearing loss that affects the transmission of sound between the outer and inner ear. May be caused by any of the following conditions:
Most conductive hearing losses are treatable medical conditions, however some may necessitate surgical intervention to resolve.
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs to damage in the inner ear (cochlea). Causes of this type of hearing loss include: general wear and tear; noise induced hearing loss; sudden hearing loss; ototoxic damage to the cochlea (usually through certain medications); trauma; disease; other disruptive events targeting the cochlea and/or the cochlea nerve.
In most instances, sensorineural hearing loss will not respond to medical treatment.
Refers to hearing loss consisting of both a conductive and sensorineural component.