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Understanding Genetic Hearing Loss

 

While some forms of hearing loss occur later in life, such as age-related hearing loss or noise-induced hearing loss, others can onset when we are young. More often than not, hearing loss that occurs at a young age is a form of genetic hearing loss. Let's take a moment to understand how genetic hearing loss can be inherited, diagnosed, and treated.

The Causes of Hearing Loss: Loud Noises

 

Understanding what causes hearing loss can not only help to prevent it, but can also help sufferers to find the best treatment and/or coping strategies for their specific type of hearing loss. If you suspect that you are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, read further to gain a better understanding of what causes it, who is most likely to experience it, and how to address it. 

The Causes of Hearing Loss: Aging

 

As we grow older, our bodies start to change, and things that were once easy often start to become a bit more difficult. Unfortunately, one of the many things that begins to dissipate as we get older is our ability to hear. If you suspect that you have age-related hearing loss, it's important to understand what it is, how it happens, its effects, and what you can do about it. 

Understanding the Types of Hearing Loss: Cortical Deafness

 

Having a good understanding of different hearing losses can empower sufferers to make informed choices about the best next steps. This is why we aim to offer information about each hearing loss type to help you make the right choices, as well as save time and money. Today, we are taking a deeper look into a  lesser common form of hearing loss: cortical deafness.

Understanding the Types of Hearing Loss: Mixed Hearing Loss

 

Being able to understand the differences between hearing loss types can help those who suffer from hearing loss, and those who help sufferers, to choose the right hearing aids and treatments. Every person with hearing loss needs a hearing aid tailored to the type of hearing loss they are experiencing. Today, we are taking a closer look at one of the rarer types of hearing loss: mixed hearing loss.

A Few Things to Know About Swimmer's Ear

 

Unlike many other health issues, there isn't a lot of awareness of ear health issues and hygiene. Today, we'll be taking a look at swimmer's ear. There are many causes for hearing loss, but damage to the inner, middle or outer areas of the ear are common causes for onset hearing loss. This is why it pays to prevent ear infection as much as possible, and to know how to act quickly when an infection occurs.

Understanding the Types of Hearing Loss: Conductive

 

Understanding the different types of hearing loss, in addition to knowing which one you might be experiencing, will help you to choose the  about treatments and hearing aids. It's important to understand what is going on inside your ear so you know how to look after yourself and prevent further damage. Today, we are looking at one of the most common types: conductive hearing loss.