Understanding Hearing Loss
The three types of hearing loss
The medical community has identified three types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and combined. Hearing loss affects your quality of life, health and social interactions, and how you treat it depends on its severity.
There are 3 types of hearing loss:
Consequences of hearing difficulties
Hearing loss can make everyday tasks a challenge, and it can be frustrating when others don’t understand your listening situation. Your spouse, children, colleagues, and friends should know that hearing loss can have multiple effects on someone’s life.
Studies show that untreated progressive hearing loss can lead to depression, low self-esteem and social isolation, and make it difficult to concentrate.
If left untreated, it can cause fatigue, exhaustion and headaches. There’s also a link between hearing loss and an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia.