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What Life is Like for those with a Hearing Impairment

When it comes to a hearing disability, there are two main types of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is affected by complications in the outer or middle ear. This can be triggered by outer or middle ear infections or malfunctions, a damaged ear drum or impacted ear wax. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells in the inner ear, and it can be caused by ageing, exposure to loud noise, diseases such as meningitis and certain chemicals or medications, known as ototoxic medications. Any type of hearing loss can impact someone’s life in many ways, leaving them faced with many challenges. They experience and navigate the world much differently than those who have perfecting hearing, but how?