Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hearing Loss Types

Types of hearing loss include:

  • Conductive hearing loss:
    • A condition that interferes with the conduction of the sound waves to the inner ear. This includes a plugged ear canal, a ruptured eardrum, or some disturbance in the ossicles.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss:
    • The auditory nerve does not transmit information to the brain properly.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hearing Loss References
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  2. Puig T, Municio A, Meda C. Universal neonatal hearing screening versus selective screening as part of the management of childhood deafness. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Apr 18;(2):CD003731. [15846679]
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