Nearly 48 million Americans experience hearing health difficulties. The audiologist, professionals and staff at Kenwood Hearing Centers are dedicated to not only assisting those who need amplification, but also educating the public about hearing health.
Use this section to find out how the intricate system of the ear works, how hearing loss affects people, and ways to protect your hearing
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss
Problems effecting the Outer or Middle ear are referred to as conductive hearing losses. This hearing loss affects a person’s ability to conduct sound to the inner ear. These losses are common in children who suffer from ear infections, but can also be caused by a range of adult problems from simple ear wax to congenital malformations and calcium growths (also known as otosclerosis).
Hearing losses of this nature are often temporary and may be medically and/or surgically treatable. This type of hearing loss represents 5-10% of our nations hearing difficulties.
Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is the combination of both conductive and sensorineural types of hearing loss.