What are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?

There are two main types of Hearing Loss, being a: 

Conductive Hearing Loss

Which can stem from: 

  • The Pinna, such as a cauliflower ear as caused from constant bruising re: Boxing or Rugby playing
  • Stenosis or Atresia where the Ear Canal closes over a period of time
  • Ear Polyps which can appear through a number of causes such as
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Inflammation
    • Tumour
  • Wax which can build up in the Ear Canal, rather than migrating into the Concha or bowl of the Ear
  • A Perforation of the Tympanic Membrane, more commonly known as the Ear Drum
  • Otosclerosis which is an abnormal growth of bone on one of the three bones (as underlined) in the Middle Ear, known as the MalleusIncus and Stapes, or more commonly known as the HammerAnvil and Stirrup  

Conductive Hearing Loss

If we were to add a percentage to the Types Of Deafness, a Conductive Loss would stem from 20% of Types Of Hearing Loss and can often be treated through an operation to which an ENT Specialist will be able to provide specialised advice on.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This can stem from: 

  1. Noise Exposure
  2. Medication
  3. Stress
  4. Hereditary Loss
  5. Viral Infections

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

If we were to add a percentage to the Types Of Deafness, a Sensori Neural Hearing Loss (SNHL) is the most common type of Hearing Loss where 80% of the world’s population could be subjected to it from any or a combination of the five points given above.

Hearing Aids can often solve the problems experienced from a Sensori Neural Hearing Loss.

Sensori Neural Hearing Loss is more commonly known as ‘Nerve Deafness’ where speech can be heard well enough but not clearly enough.

Sensori Neural Hearing Loss often gives the sensation that people are:

  1. Mumbling
  2. Speaking Too Fast
  3. Deliberately Lowering Their Voices
  4. Purposely Turning Their Backs, Where They Cannot Understand What Is Being Said
  5. Difficult To Understand If The Speaker Has An Accent They Are Not Familiar With

Note: A Sensori Neural Hearing Loss more often than not causes just as much AnnoyanceFrustration and Embarrassment than the actual Hearing Loss!

Here at Hearing Solutions UK, We Are Looking To Educate The World with words other than Deafness or Hearing Loss, as both meanings are looked upon as being negative, where the person in question may never accept their Hearing condition, due to those words and meanings.
We at Hearing Solutions UK, prefer to describe a  Hearing Loss or Deafness as a:

Hearing Loss At Certain Frequencies

Hearing Loss At Certain Frequencies clearly means the Patient can Hear well enough but not at certain frequencies…
…and all that’s needed to achieve, is to help each Patient Hear well again or distinguish Speech and Sounds at the frequencies they find it most challenging to comprehend.
If you feel or suspect;
  1. A Loved One
  2. A Member Of Your Family (Even If They Are Not A Loved One)
  3. A Friend
  4. An Associate
  5. A Colleague
  6. Or Even A Neighbour Down The Road Needs Help, Assistance Or A Simple Hearing Test…

…please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0800 810 8048

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Yes, we understand that our Patients have different needs and requirements so we ensure to offer services that are as discreet as personal and as personable as possible!

If You Are In Any Way Interested Or Even Curious For Yourself Or Someone You Know…

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