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Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss: Type of Hearing Loss | Degree of Hearing Loss | Configuration of Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss can be categorized by which part of the auditory system is damaged. There are three basic types of hearing loss: conductive hearing losssensorineural hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss.

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