What causes hearing loss?
At Auricle, we understand the importance of identifying the causes of hearing loss to determine the best course of treatment. There are various reasons why hearing loss may occur, ranging from infections to exposure to loud noise.
The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear or the hearing pathways leading to it. Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common causes, affecting 1 in 7 adults over 65. However, it's important to note that changes in hearing can also be caused by traumatic exposure to loud noise, head injuries, viral inner ear infections, some drug treatments, and family history.
Conductive hearing loss, on the other hand, occurs when sound waves cannot be conducted through the outer ear, eardrum, or middle ear due to problems such as earwax or foreign bodies in the external auditory canal, infections or irritations of the outer ear, acute or serous otitis media, and ear trauma that translates into a perforated eardrum.
Whether you're experiencing sensorineural or conductive hearing loss, our experienced hearing specialists at Auricle can help determine the cause and provide the best possible solution to improve your hearing. So don't let hearing loss impact your quality of life any longer - visit us today to learn how we can help.