Factors of Hearing Loss
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Hearing Loss Symptoms
Types of Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is known to be the most common type of hearing loss. This condition is permanent and caused by a multitude of conditions that damage tiny hair cells lining the auditory nerve or the inner ear.
The auditory nerve is an important part of the ear because it carries the essential information related to loudness, pitch, and meaning of sounds to the brain. Sensorineural hearing loss may result in difficulty understanding speech or sound even though it’s loud enough to be heard.
Conductive hearing loss
A person with conductive hearing loss may either have a mechanical problem in the outer or middle ear or an obstruction in the ear canal (impacted earwax).
While conductive hearing loss can become permanent, in most cases, it can be temporary and can be treated with medications. Conductive hearing loss may also be caused by an ear infection, specifically in the middle ear.
Middle ear infections can trigger fluid buildup which can affect the movement of the eardrum and the tiny bones attached to it.
Mixed hearing loss
This condition occurs when a person is diagnosed with both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
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Hearing Loss Treatments Arkansas
Is there a medicine that can treat hearing loss? No.
Hearing loss is not curable; however, it is almost always treatable and manageable. Audiologists play a big role in the success of your hearing loss treatments.
Creating and implementing the right treatment plan is a team effort between you and your audiologist. In creating hearing solutions, the following factors will be taken into consideration:
- Type of hearing loss
- Severity of hearing loss
- Cause (if known)
- Your lifestyle
- Your age and your communication needs
- Your cosmetic preferences
- Your budget
Pinnacle Hearing is committed to giving the best hearing care by using the latest technology and advancements to improve not only hearing, but the overall quality of life of our patients.
Our support goes beyond the four corners of our clinic. When you choose Pinnacle Hearing to manage your hearing loss, we make sure to give you counselling and the necessary information on how to maximize the benefits, maintain and care for your hearing devices.
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Rise above hearing loss with the right team and effective hearing treatments. Hearing loss may be a disability, but with the right treatment plan, it’s not difficult to thrive and live your best life with this condition. Pinnace Hearing will be with you at every step of your journey to better hearing. With our world-class technology and the expertise of our audiologist, you are guaranteed to receive the best hearing healthcare in Arkansas – from evaluation, hearing aid selection, fitting, programming and device adjustments.
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