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Causes of hearing loss

There are two main types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss (where the problem lies in the middle ear – ear drum or ossicles) and sensorineural hearing loss (where there is damage in the inner ear – cochlea or hearing nerve).

Diagram of the human ear

A labelled diagram showing a cutaway of the different parts of the human ear, from the outer ear through the middle ear to the inner ear

Video on the causes of hearing loss

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