Mixed Hearing Loss

Mixed Hearing Loss

Mixed Hearing Loss goes literally by its name “mixed” and is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. It indicates that there is damage in outer, middle and inner part of the ear at the same time. Mixed hearing loss generally ranges from mild to profound severity.  For people diagnosed with this problem, sounds can be both softer in volume and more difficult to understand. An example can be that when a person who already has a sensorineural loss gets a middle ear infection, and the two types of loss collide to create a greater hearing damage.

In case the hearing loss is more conductive, sound tends to sound understandable, but only if it is loud enough without too much background noise. If the hearing loss is mostly sensorineural, the person may face difficulty understanding sound, even when it is loud enough.

CAUSES

● Genetic Factors

● Overexposure to loud noise

● Medications

● Ageing process

● Birth defects

● Diseases

● Infections

● Tumor

● Head Injuries