A disorder characterized by partial or complete loss of the ability to detect or understand sounds resulting from damage to ear structures.
A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
A partial or complete loss of hearing in one or both ears. It is classified as conductive, sensory, or central.
Hearing loss caused by a problem in the outer ear or middle ear. Conductive losses usually affect all frequencies to the same degree. These losses are not usually severe.
Hearing loss due to interference with the mechanical reception or amplification of sound to the cochlea. The interference is in the outer or middle ear involving the ear canal; tympanic membrane; or ear ossicles.
Involves lesions of the external and middle ear resulting in malconduction of airborne sound.
Partial or complete loss of the ability to detect or understand sounds resulting from damage to the outer, middle, or inner ear structures. Causes include exposure to loud noise, ear infections, injuries to the ear, genetic, and congenital disorders.