If the hearing loss is mostly conductive, speech tends to sound understandable, but only if it’s loud enough and there isn’t too much background noise. If the hearing loss is mostly sensorineural, there may be difficulty understanding speech, even when it seems loud enough.
Depending on the degree and make-up of mixed hearing loss, it may be treated with medications, surgery, hearing aids or an implantable bone conduction hearing system.
(For some people a bone conduction implant may be an effective treatment for MHL, because it bypasses the conductive element of the hearing loss and needs only address the sensorineural element. Air conduction hearing devices must compensate for both the conductive and the sensorineural elements. Studies also suggest that implants may improve speech understanding in people with mixed hearing loss.)
A hearing loss professional will explain your particular options and help you make the most informed decision. If you don’t already have someone to speak to, we at A Atlantic Hearing Aid Center, can help you when considering what is the best option for you. We have ALWAYS offered FREE HEARING TESTING (for the past 45 years). The most important thing is to have all the information necessary for you to make the best personal choice for your specific needs.
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A Atlantic Hearing Aid Center opened its doors in January 1971 and has been serving the hearing community ever since! We have always been conveniently located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 2310 East Oakland Park Boulevard.
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