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Mild Hearing Loss
Soft noises are not able to be heard and carrying on a conversation in loud environments is difficult.
Types of Hearing Loss
There are four categories that hearing loss can fall into along with multiple types of hearing loss which is determined by a simple hearing test. Most all hearing losses can be treated with hearing aids.

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Moderate Hearing Loss
Soft and moderate noises are not able to be heard and carrying on a conversation with any background noise is difficult.
Severe Hearing Loss
Conversations have to be conducted loudly and group conversations are impossible without extreme effort.
Profound Hearing Loss
Some loud noises can be heard but without hearing aids carrying on a conversation is no longer possible without intense effort.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
The most common type of hearing loss that can be caused by aging, illness or exposure to loud noise. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain.
Conductive Hearing Loss
This type of hearing loss can be corrected with aids or surgery. Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not conducted effectively from the outer ear to the eardrum and bones of the middle ear.
Mixed Hearing Loss
When both the outer or middle ear and the inner ear nerves are both damaged a mixed hearing loss occurs and is thus a mixture of a sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
Within Senorineural, Conductive and Mixed hearing losses there are multiple levels of severity of the loss: