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Hearing Loss / Cochlear Implant

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss is due to dysfunction of the outer or middle ear. Conductive hearing loss can often be medically corrected.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by damage to the cochlea or VIII cranial nerve. It can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (illness-, injury- or noise-induced.) The degree of loss can be mild to profound and is typically not medically reversible.

Mixed Hearing Loss

Mixed hearing loss has both conductive and sensorineural components.

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Causes of Hearing Loss

Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors

Speech / Language Evaluation

Treatment for Hearing Loss

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Last Updated: 04/2013