It 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 or damage auditory nerve. It reduces hearing in one or both ears.
It occurs when individuals outer or middle ear ability to transmit sound to the inner ear is diminished or reduced. the individual’s cochlea, auditory nerve or other inner structures of the ears are responsible for interpreting sound and relaying it to the brain exhibit some degree of abnormality or impairment.
Symptoms of mixed hearing loss
Peoples are diagnosed with this problem, sounds can be both softer in volume and more difficult to understand or 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.
Causes of mixed hearing diseases
- Genetic Factors
- Overexposure to loud noise
- Ageing process
- Birth defects
- Head Injuries
Treatment for mixed hearing loss
The mostly conductive hearing loss is treatable, ENT specialist treats the conductive hearing loss first after that they addressed the sensorineural hearing loss. sensorineural hearing loss(SNHL) is permanent or irreversible and it is treated by hearing aids. In some severe condition, it is treated by surgery such as cochlear implants, middle ear hearing implant or a bone conduction implant.
Note:- If you affected by conductive or mixed hearing loss immediately visit your hearing professional. They investigate causes and suggest the treatment options.