Hearing Loss

An impairment of auditory acuity.

The amount of hearing impairment, in decibels, measured as a set of hearing threshold levels at specified frequencies.

Types of hearing loss are:

  1. Conductive: A loss originating in the conductive mechanism of the ear.
  2. Sensor-neural: A loss originating in the cochlea or the fibres of the auditory nerve.
  3. Noise induced: A sensor-neural loss attributed to the effects of noise.

See also: Conductive Hearing Loss, Hearing, Hearing Damage, Hearing Level.

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Subjects: Medical Noise & Vibration

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