This type of hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear of the auditory nerve. This is mainly due to wear and tear but exposure to loud noise can also cause damage. People who suffer from sensorineural hearing loss have difficulty understanding conversations because consonants are high pitched and vowels are low pitched.
This occurs when sound is not channelled correctly through the outer and middle ear. It can be as a result of injury or illness or simply from the ageing process. People who have this type of hearing loss have difficulty hearing faint sounds.
Some people can have both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. This is known as a mixed hearing loss.
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you may have some degree of hearing loss and it would be advisable to get your hearing checked by one of our qualified Hearing Aid Audiologists to see if you could benefit from a hearing aid.