Hearing Evaluation

speech testing
 A conductive hearing loss occurs when there is some type of difficulty with the way that sound is processed through the outer ear (the ear lobe and the ear canal) or the middle ear (the eardrum or the ossicles or bones of the middle ear). Conductive hearing losses can be caused by fluid in the middle ear, ear wax, foreign bodies in the ear canal, or outer/middle ear structures that aren’t formed just as they should be.
A sensorineural hearing loss, on the other hand, is a result of a problem with one of two things:the inner ear, which functions to process the sound in the cochlea, or the auditory nerve, which takes the sound from the cochlea to the brain. This type of hearing loss can be caused by things such as disease, age, genetics, trauma, or consistent exposure to loud noise.