Physical changes within the ear caused by aging
Inherited or congenital ear condition
Exposure to loud music or loud noise
Diseases of the ear
Sensorineural hearing loss can often result in difficulty understanding sound or speech even though it is loud enough to hear. Conductive hearing loss is caused by a mechanical problem in the outer or middle ear or an obstruction in the ear canal such as ear wax that blocks sound from getting to the eardrum.
Family history of hearing loss
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