Different types of hearing loss
Knowing the type of hearing loss is necessary in order to provide proper treatment.
Hearing loss is normally divided into two categories: conductive hearing loss vs sensorineural hearing loss, depending on where in the ear the hearing loss originates.
You can also have a mixed hearing loss which is a combination of the two.
If you suspect that you have a hearing loss, or if there are a physical or medical conditions of the ear that cause concern, a hearing test can be made.
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If you are experiencing hearing loss, Rchi is there to help you.
In fact hearing loss is very common, affecting around 360 million people worldwide.
And while it is often associated with old age, hard of hearing also affects an increasing number of younger people. Finding a way to deal with your hearing loss can be a challenge.
From the moment, hearing impairment is suspected or diagnosed; you enter a new world of information and terminology.
A clear, thorough understanding of hearing loss – from the function of our hearing system to the different diagnostic hearing tests – will help provide the base for the decisions and adjustments ahead.
There is significant evidence to suggest that the earlier you react to signs of hearing loss, even a mild hearing loss, and the more quality of life will improve in the long term.
Understanding hearing loss
In order to fully understand what hearing loss is, it is necessary to understand the function of the hearing system.
The complete hearing system is responsible for our sense of hearing.
It picks up acoustic sound waves and transforms them into neural codes, which can be interpreted by the brain.
The hearing system consists of three main sections:
When there is damage to any part of the path that sound takes through the hearing system, hearing ability may be comprised. Only certain types of hearing loss can be treated with medicine or surgery, while most others can be treated with the use of hearing aids
Deafness in Children of Pakistan
Many parents suspect early on that their baby can’t hear. When a newborn isn’t frightened by loud noises or a 5 or 6 month-old baby doesn’t react to the sound of their own name, this may suggest that they have a hearing loss.
Older kids who can’t hear properly may turn up the volume on the TV or computer very high, or fail to respond when mother or father speaks.
Don’t worry: it’s easy to check and rectify your child’s poor hearing. All we need to have an early checkup at RCHI.