- Sensorineural hearing loss: nerve related hearing loss. This type of loss 95% of all hearing loss is sensorineural
- Conductive hearing loss:
Age related hearing loss, or presbycusis, occurs when the sound receptors inside the cochlea (inner ear organ) break down. This is an irreversible process. The ability to hear high pitched sounds is affected first. High pitches are responsible for clarity of speech. Individuals with high pitch hearing loss have trouble hearing in noise and often feel that they have trouble understanding, or that people mumble.