Hearing loss can be genetic or caused by the natural aging process, diseases, accidents or exposure to loud noises such as Noise-induced Hearing Loss and certain kinds of chemicals and medications. Auditory Neuropathy is another form where the nerves that carry sound information to the brain are damaged or malfunction.
Conductive hearing loss can be caused by such things as –
It is more common in children and indigenous populations.
The causes of Sensorineural hearing loss may be –
Mixed Hearing Loss can occur when a person with Presbycusis also has an Ear Infection.