CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS:
Results from a problem with the production of sound from the outer ear to the inner. This can result from wax buildup, ear infections, trauma to the ear, or any other problem with the eardrum or the bones that transmit (conduct) sound through the middle ear.
SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS:
Involves the deterioration of the inner ear or the hearing nerve. The aging process, noise exposure, some cancer treatments, illnesses, and other degenerative processes could cause this loss. This type of hearing loss may impair understanding ability and cause those afflicted to be sensitive to loud sounds.
MIXED HEARING LOSS:
Mixed hearing losses contain some conductive elements and some sensorineural elements.