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.