What Type of Hearing Loss Might you Have? - Preferred Hearing Centers
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How many times have you had to have someone repeat what they just told you so you could hear and understand them? Do you find yourself trying harder and harder to read lips or understand a conversation through body language? If you answered yes, you might have some degree of hearing impairment. In order to figure out the best course of treatment, it’s helpful to find out what type of hearing loss you are suffering from. There are four types of hearing loss; Sensorineural, Conductive, a mixture of Sensorineural and Conductive and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder. Read below about these different types of hearing loss to better understand where you stand.

[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h6″ accent=”false”]Sensorineural Hearing Loss[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”30px”][cs_text]This is the most common type of hearing impairment affecting roughly 90 percent of all hearing aid users. This type of hearing loss has a variety of causes including; age-related changes, genetic factors, loud noise exposure, circulation disorders and even some types of medications. This type generally occurs slowly over the course of years or even decades. Because of this slow progression, the affected individual might not even realize they aren’t hearing as well as they once did. At this point there is no known cure for Sensorineural hearing loss. Those with sensorineural hearing loss can usually be helped with the prescription of digital hearing aids.
[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h6″ accent=”false”]Conductive Hearing Loss[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”30px”][cs_text]This less common type of hearing loss occurs when there is some malformation in the bony structures of the ear itself or from some type of blockage. If your doctor decides that your hearing loss is due to an impaction of earwax, fluid in the inner ear from a cold, or some foreign body inside the ear, it can be possible to remove the blockage and treat the hearing loss. Successful treatment would restore hearing entirely. If your Conductive hearing loss is due to an ear malformation, surgery or the use of a hearing device can still help.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h6″ accent=”false”]Mixed Hearing Loss[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”30px”][cs_text]As the name suggests, this mode of hearing loss is a combination of Sensorineural and Conductive. If this is the case, surgery to repair the Conductive portion and then the use of a hearing aid seems to provide the most favorable outcome. A simple, painless hearing test from an audiologist can help to determine if this is the type of hearing loss you suffer from.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h6″ accent=”false”]Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder[/x_custom_headline][x_gap size=”30px”][cs_text]This type, also known as Central hearing loss, is not at all common but occurs when our ears “hear” sounds appropriately but the signals sent to our brains are jumbled. Most often, this is caused by some disorder of the Central Nervous System that affects the Auditory nerve. If someone suffers from this, they may actually hear just fine but have quite a bit of trouble interpreting speech or other noises. Your doctor or health provider would need to discuss with you what treatment options are best in your situation.

The experienced team at Preferred Hearing Centers will thoroughly test your hearing and let you know if hearing aids are an option for you. Most people will find that the addition of a tiny, well fitting hearing aid equipped with features that meet the needs of your busy lifestyle will greatly improve their overall quality of life. We invite you to contact us today!

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I cannot say enough excellent things about Jaycee and Barbara at Preferred Hearing. The staff is so kind and Jaycee took a lot of time with me to be sure I understood every test and reviewing all my options for hearing devices. I’ve only had my hearing aids one week, but it’s been a life changing week! Best decision I ever made coming to Preferred Hearing. (I am 80 years young again) - Mary Ann A. mary ann a review

Great team at the Winter Springs office. Knowledgeable, professional, friendly, outgoing and that's just the beginning. Barbara at the front desk is a sweetheart. Jaysee is THE professional you want to adjust your hearing aids. He can translate your hearing issues into adjustments that work. Highly recommend this group Hearing Professionals.

- Thomas K.
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I was impressed with the great detail of the hearing examination. I was a little skeptical about hearing aids but the staff is very professional and very experienced. I purchased a great set of hearing aids that have changed my life so I can hear so much better! They did not try to upsell me or sell me a pair that was extra expensive. They only showed me what I needed for my hearing aids. I highly recommend Preferred Hearing Centers!

- Hank K.
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I had been with another hearing center and was not getting help with my profound hearing loss. In a last try I went to Preferred Hearing. The hearing testtng was more extensive than Florida Hospital audiologist! My problem was documented and corrected with streaming bluetooth hearing aids. It has made my life so much more fun again. I can watch TV with other humans without the volume blowing them out of the room. I can go to dinner with friends and hear them talking. Highly recommend to anyone with hearing loss!

- Alexis G.
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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Preferred Hearing Centers. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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