Understanding the 3 Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing is one of the many ways that we can connect with the people and world around us. When we find ourselves losing that ability, it may be hard to accept.Sometimes, it can even be hard to identify.

“Hearing loss can be a frustrating problem that just happens gradually,” said Tracy Tunis, F-AAA, an audiologist with ProMedica Physicians Ear, Nose and Throat. “People don’t realize it’s happening until it gets to a point where it’s significant enough that it starts to impact somebody’s daily life.”

One in eight people over the age of 12 and one in three over the age of 65 are affected by hearing loss. There are many factors that can contribute to hearing loss, including ear infections, noise exposure and even medications.

Health correspondent Chrys Peterson talks with Tunis in the video below about the three common types of hearing loss and advances in hearing aids.

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