Hearing loss can be frustrating, socially isolating, and even dangerous. The fact that you might be losing your hearing may be hard to admit, but there’s no shame in seeking help if your hearing loss is interfering with daily activities or relationships. Jonathan Leiterman, ScD, and the caring, experienced team at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions perform comprehensive hearing tests to provide an accurate diagnosis and offers a range of treatment options for many types of hearing loss. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Torrance, California, today, or make an appointment online.
Hearing loss can have many causes, and the cause determines the type of hearing loss. There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss occurs when there’s a problem with your outer or middle ear that prevents sound from reaching your inner ear. Causes of conductive hearing loss include:
Sensorineural hearing loss, also called nerve-related hearing loss, is a condition of the inner ear. It is typically caused by damage to the inner ear that interferes with the nerve pathways from your inner ear to your brain. Some conditions that can cause sensorineural hearing loss include:
Mixed hearing loss, as the name implies, refers to hearing loss that is both conductive and sensorineural in nature.
If other people have told you that you often miss what they’ve said, that you watch TV with the volume too high, or that you mumble when you speak, it could indicate that you have some degree of hearing loss. Some other common signs and symptoms include:
If you have signs of hearing loss, a comprehensive hearing test can give you the information you need to restore your ability to hear and participate in social activities.
After your skilled audiologist has determined the type and degree of your hearing loss, they discuss all possible treatment options with you in detail. Depending on the cause of your hearing loss, your audiologist may recommend:
Hearing loss can be stressful and isolating, but treatment can be very effective. To schedule an appointment for yourself or a family member, call Beach Cities Hearing Solutions today, or book online.