For many who experience hearing loss in Tarzana, CA, it is vital to understand the different types of hearing loss and how hearing aids can be beneficial. Reviewing commonly asked questions can help patients prepare for their consultation with Dr. Leiterman.
What causes hearing loss?
There are multiple conditions that could cause hearing loss from allergies, loud noise, aging, and head trauma. Dr. Leiterman works with each patient’s individual condition to determine the cause of hearing loss and how to best restore hearing.
How does the type of hearing loss vary?
There are three types of hearing loss:
- Conductive hearing loss – when hearing loss is due to problems with the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear and its little bones (the malleus, incus, and stapes).
- Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) – when hearing loss is due to problems of the inner ear, also known as nerve-related hearing loss.
- Mixed hearing loss – refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. This means that there may be damage in the outer or middle ear and in the inner ear (cochlea) or auditory nerve.
How important is it to understand the type of hearing loss I have?
It is vital to your treatment to visit a specialist such as Dr. Leiterman to best understand your specific hearing loss condition and the best practices to restore your hearing.
How do I know when I should visit a specialist in Tarzana, CA?
You may need to visit a hearing loss specialist if you find yourself constantly asking friends or family to repeat portions of the conversation, are unable to hear a conversation when you turn away, or unable to understand a conversation in crowded restaurant.
To learn more about your hearing loss condition in Tarzana, CA, schedule a consultation with our expert, Dr. Leiterman, at 818-578-5093.