Music Therapy Notes5 - Types of Hearing Loss: Conductive...

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Types of Hearing Loss: Conductive hearing Loss- -Caused by disease or obstruction in the outer or middle ear, the conduction pathway through which sound reaches the inner ear. -It often impedes hearing acuity across a wide range of frequencies Sensorineural Hearing Loss- -It results form damage to, or absence of the delicate hair cell of the inner ear. -It is caused by infection, extended exposure to extremely loud sound, or conditions present at birth. Mixed Hearing loss- -It is due to structural deficiencies in both the outer or middle ear and the inner ear. Central Hearing Loss -It is due to damage or impairment to the brain or central nervous system -Hearing impairment caused by neurological deficit, not the transmitting problem in the ear structures. Classification of hearing loss based on communication Difficulty (Slight-mild-moderate-severe-profound) Describing the Characteristics of Hearing Loss a. Language and communication -Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing typically communicate in one of three ways: 1. Oral/aural-speech, speech reading, residual hearing, and amplification of sound 2.American sign language 3.Simulataneous Communication: using multiple at once -Delayed language development including vocabulary, proper syntax, and
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