About Mixed Hearing Loss
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and
sensorineural hearing loss at the same time. Both the middle
and inner ear are involved.
This hearing disorder can also occur
when a person first just has a permanent sensorineural hearing
loss and then also develops a conductive hearing loss. (For example,
a person who already has a sensorineural loss gets a middle ear
infection, and the two types of loss combine to create a greater hearing
loss.) Some other instances of mixed hearing loss are the result
of the outer and inner ear being malformed, which causes both
types of hearing loss.
With mixed hearing loss, the conductive part may be treated,
but the sensorineural part is usually permanent.
Types of hearing loss