There are three basic types of hearing loss:
Sensorineural hearing loss is often called 'nerve deafness'. It's caused by damage to the cochlea, or the nerve pathways between the cochlea and the brain. Sensorineural hearing loss can be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. It can affect one or both ears, and is usually permanent.
Mild - to moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss can usually be helped with hearing aids or a middle ear implant. Moderately severe to profound hearing loss can usually be helped with a cochlear implant.
Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with the outer or middle ear. This means that sound is unable to travel or 'conduct' from the outer ear to the eardrum and the tiny bones, or ossicles, of the middle ear. A conductive hearing loss may occur in both ears or just one and can often be helped by medical or surgical treatment.
Mixed hearing loss combines problems with the conductive pathway (outer and middle ear) and the cochlea or auditory nerve (the inner ear).
My experience with cochlear implant My name is Gerald Andrew; I am 29 year old male Tanzanian. Last year (2009) was one of the most memorable for me. It’s when I received my cochlear implant at Apollo hospital in New Delhi after Read More »
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My father, underwent a Stapedotomy ear surgery to correc ct his hearing problem, first in one ear and then 6 months later in the other. The result of the surgery was better than expected and post full recovery my father is able to hear very well. Read More »
My experience with cochlear implant My name is Gerald Andrew; I am 29 year old male Tanzanian. Last year (2009) was one of the most memorable for me. It’s when I received my cochlear implant at Apollo hospital in New Delhi after more than three years of hearing loss. Everyone’s experience with coch hlear implant is a bit different therefore, am happy to share mine with anybody out there, from the moment I lost my hearing, my experience during my stay at Apollo Hospital and one year later on, after cochlear implant. Read More »