This is the most common form of hearing loss and occurs when the tiny hair cells in the inner ear are damaged or when the hearing pathways to the Auditory Cortex become damaged.
Sensorineural hearing loss can be caused by a wide range of conditions but most commonly by the natural ageing process which accounts for around 90% of this type of hearing loss. It affects 1 in 7 over the age of 65. Changes in your hearing as you get older are normal, if you’re concerned about your hearing, help and support from your local National Hearing Care clinic is never too far away. We offer a variety of different hearing aid solutions that can help make hearing the things around just a bit clearer.
Some of the causes are: