What Causes Hearing Loss?

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

17 Apr 2019
Ed Wagner Founder/CEO Blue Echo Care

Whether it’s hearing the voices of your loved ones or watching the newest episode of your favorite TV show, hearing loss can affect all aspects of life from the most routine moments (like being able to hear your alarm going off in the morning) to the most important (Spoiler Alert: like when Daenerys finally finds her dragons).  Our team has gathered some helpful tips below about hearing loss and ways to combat it over time.

There are 2 main types of hearing loss:  Sensorineural and Conductive. 
Sensorineural hearing loss happens when damage occurs to the inner ear or nerve from the brain to the inner ear, while conductive hearing loss occurs in response to an obstruction along the sound pathway to the outer ear, eardrum or middle ear.  Both can be detrimental to hearing and both happen for different reasons.
Common Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss:
  • -Injury
  • -Aging
  • -Excessive noise exposure
  • -Viral infections (such as measles or mumps)
  • -Ototoxic drugs (medications that damage hearing)
  • -Meningitis
  • -Diabetes
  • -Stroke
Common Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss:
  • -Wax buildup
  • -Foreign object in the ear canal


While many of the symptoms of sensorineural hearing loss like aging and disease can be unavoidable at times, conductive hearing loss can often be resolved with preventative care and cleansing of the ears.  If you suffer from conductive hearing loss brought on by wax build up, our Cleanse Right Ear Wax Removal Kits can help.  Visit our products page here for a host of items that can help keep your ears healthy.


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