Welcome to our comprehensive web page on hearing loss, noise assessments and hearing conservation. In this program, WHS aim to provide you with valuable information about different types of hearing loss, including sensual hearing loss and conductive hearing loss. WHS will also discuss the importance of using hearing protective devices to prevent hearing loss and maintain healthy auditory function. Let's explore these topics in detail below that our Occupational Hygienist thoroughly understand.
- Hearing Protective Devices: Hearing protective devices are essential tools for preventing hearing loss in environments with excessive noise exposure. These devices help reduce the intensity of sound reaching the ears, protecting them from potential damage. We will provide an overview of different types of hearing protective devices, such as earplugs and earmuffs, their effectiveness, and proper usage guidelines.
Understanding Hearing Loss:
Hearing loss refers to a partial or complete inability to hear sounds in one or both ears. It can occur due to various factors, such as aging, exposure to loud noise, medical conditions, or genetic predisposition. By recognizing the signs and causes of hearing loss, we can take appropriate measures to prevent further damage and seek appropriate treatment.
Sensual Hearing Loss:
Sensual Hearing Loss: Sensual hearing loss, also known as sensorineural hearing loss, is the most common type of hearing loss. It results from damage to the delicate hair cells in the inner ear or issues with the auditory nerve pathways. This type of hearing loss can be caused by aging, noise exposure, certain medications, infections, and genetic factors. We will discuss the symptoms, risk factors, and available treatments for sensual hearing loss.
Conductive Hearing Loss:
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is unable to pass efficiently through the outer or middle ear. It can be caused by conditions such as earwax buildup, fluid in the middle ear, ear infections, perforated eardrum, or abnormalities in the ear structure. We will explore the causes, symptoms, and management options for conductive hearing loss.