The causes of hearing loss can be different: from infection to exposure to noise, find here an overview on which are the common causes of a change in hearing.
Hearing loss has many different causes and contributing factors. Some of the causes of hearing loss unfortunately we cannot avoid, like age related hearing loss and some that we do have some control over e.g. avoiding excessive exposure to loud noises. Understanding what causes your hearing to change, can help you in deciding what you do next and whether hearing aids are an option you want to consider.
At Amplifon we are here to help determine which hearing loss you have, how it was caused and what can be done to help.
This is the most common form of hearing loss and occurs when the tiny hair cells in the inner ear are damaged or when the hearing pathways to the inner ear become damaged.
Sensorineural hearing loss causes can be wide range of conditions but most commonly by the natural ageing process which accounts for around 90% of this type of hearing loss. It affects 1 in 7 adults over the age of 65. Changes in your hearing and hearing damage as you get older are normal. If you’re concerned about your hearing, help and support from your local Amplifon hearing clinic is never too far away. We offer a variety of different hearing aid solutions that can help make hearing the things around just a bit clearer.
Some of the causes are:
Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem conducting sound waves anywhere along the route through the outer ear, tympanic membrane (eardrum), or middle ear (ossicles). This type of hearing loss may occur in conjunction with sensorineural hearing loss (mixed hearing loss) or alone.
If you're wondering what causes hearing loss of this kind, here are the main causes:
Other hearing loss risk factors
There are other high-frequency hearing loss causes brought on by diseases that affect the sense of balance or hearing. Often they are harmless. But for all ear diseases, the sooner they are recognized and treated, the better the chances of recovery.