Are there different types of hearing loss?
Yes, there are four types of hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss: sounds are not carried through the outer or middle ear
- Sensorineural hearing loss: sounds are not carried through the inner ear or hearing nerve
- Mixed hearing loss: both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
- Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD): problem with transmission of sound from the inner ear to the brain