According to the Center for Hearing and Communication:
Reasons People Experience a Loss of Hearing
Pollen grain allergies may cause temporary conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss involves the inability of sound waves to reach the eardrum and middle ear ossicles (bones). This type of hearing loss is usually temporary and can be corrected by surgery or medication. Fluid build-up caused by colds, allergies, and ear infections also causes conductive hearing loss. In addition, eardrum perforation, excessive earwax and benign tumors are secondary reasons for conductive hearing loss.
Exposure to loud sounds may cause sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is more serious because it is associated with inner ear damage to the cochlea or nerve pathways extending from the brain into the middle ear.
Sensorineural hearing loss is also the most common form of hearing loss. It can be caused by aging, long-term exposure to loud noises, head trauma, severe illness, and inherited deafness.
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when microscopic hair cells are bent or broken. Once a certain number of hair cells are destroyed, a permanent type of hearing loss occurs. This is because the ear can no longer convert sound waves into neural signals that the brain is responsible for interpreting. Hearing aids are used to treat sensorineural hearing loss.
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