Conductive hearing loss occurs when the outer and/or middle ear structures fail to properly conduct sound waves to the inner ear. When something is wrong, the sounds can still get through--just not as efficiently or with the same energy as a system that is working normally.


A sensory / neural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear, the hearing nerve, or the central processing centers of the brain -- sound information may or may not make it to the brain and the information that does may be distorted, inaccurate, or incomplete.


Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. Typically sufferers describe the sound as ringing, hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring, or even chirping in the ears.

Am I Losing My Hearing?

Still not sure if you have hearing loss? Have a family member or friend you think is in denial about their own hearing ability? Answering the following questions will help you (and them) figure it out.

  1. People seem to mumble all the time.

  2. I can hear, but have trouble understanding what people are saying.

  3. I often ask people to repeat themselves.

  4. Telephone conversations are difficult.

  5. I don't hear household sounds anymore, like a faucet dripping or a clock ticking.

  6. It's hard to hear without looking directly at the speaker's face.

  7. People tell me I speak too loudly.

  8. People say my television or radio volume is set too high.

  9. I hear ringing or buzzing noises in my ears, but I'm the only one who hears it.

  10. It's hard to follow conversations when I'm in a large group of people.

  11. I have trouble following conversations with more than two people at a time. 

  12. I struggle to hear in crowded places, like restaurants and malls.

  13. I have a hard time hearing women or children.

If you answered "yes" to any of these, you might have hearing loss. Take the next step and find out how to treat your hearing loss by contacting Jasa Hearing today.

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