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What is hearing loss?
It's easiest to break down hearing loss by type. The two most common types are sensorineural and conductive. Both types of hearing loss can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired.
Sensorineural means a loss of function within the inner ear or with the connection to the brain. Factors that may cause this type of hearing loss include:
Conductive Hearing Loss indicates a problem in the outer or middle ear, in which sound waves are not sent to the inner ear correctly. Conductive hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss in children and is usually acquired. Factors that may cause this type of hearing loss include:
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