Hereditary hearing loss is the result of a genetic trait passed down from a parent.
Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is the gradual loss of hearing that occurs over time. This type of loss is permanent and is generally greater for higher-pitched tones, such as birds chirping or the ringing of a telephone.
Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise. The culmination of constant exposure to every day sounds like traffic, construction work, noisy office environments or loud music can negatively impact your hearing.
There are numerous illnesses and disorders which contribute to hearing loss.
There are numerous types of medications that have been linked to permanent hearing loss, known as ototoxic drugs.
Head trauma can damage inner ear structures causing a temporary or permanent hearing loss.