What is Nerve Deafness?

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Yvonne Doyle

Yvonne Doyle

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Ms Yvonne Doyle, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist has been working with Hidden Hearing since 2011. Since joining Hidden Hearing, her Wexford Branch is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for hearing care in Ireland.

Ms Doyle won the 2017 'Irish Audiologist of the Year. The competition is organised by leading hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., who this year welcomed a new sponsor, The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH), on board, joining longstanding partners Audio Infos, and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA).

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A series of articles by various writers on medical topics this one is by Edel Rooney.

For sound to reach the inner ear it has to travel through the external ear canal, cross the middle ear then enter the hearing organ (the cochlea) in the inner ear.

Anything that blocks this will cause deafness. The most common blockage is earwax, which can easily be dissolved.In conductive hearing loss, the second most common form of hearing loss, sound is not transmitted into inner ear. If we do the math again, as only 8% of the population has a hearing loss at all, and 90% of them are sensorineural, this means that only 0.8% of the population has a conductive hearing loss. An example of conductive hearing loss is plugging up of the ear by ear wax. Other things that cause conductive hearing losses are fluid in the middle ear, and disorders of the small bones (ossicles) in the middle ear.

If you think your ear is blocked with wax you can book an earwax removal below:

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If you have to have a hearing loss, it is best to have a conductive one, as these disorders are often fixable. The second most common cause in adults is a form of arthritis, which affects the chain of three bones that carry sound waves across the middle ear to the inner ear. As the hearing organ in the inner ear is intact, hearing aids are very helpful.

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What is Nerve Deafness?
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What is Nerve Deafness?
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For sound to reach the inner ear it has to travel through the external ear canal, cross the middle ear then enter the hearing organ (the cochlea) in the inner ear.
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Yvonne Doyle

About Yvonne Doyle

Ms Yvonne Doyle, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist has been working with Hidden Hearing since 2011. Since joining Hidden Hearing, her Wexford Branch is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for hearing care in Ireland. Ms Doyle won the 2017 'Irish Audiologist of the Year. The competition is organised by leading hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., who this year welcomed a new sponsor, The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH), on board, joining longstanding partners Audio Infos, and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA). Find Out More About Yvonne

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