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The Four Types of Hearing Loss

 Hearing loss has many causes and is classified into four types. “Sensorineural” hearing loss takes place in the inner ear and is most often caused by aging or noise exposure. It is the most common type of hearing loss. “Conductive” hearing loss occurs in the middle ear as the result of sounds that are not properly transmitted through the ear canal to the eardrum, making noises sound quieter than they normally would. “Mixed” hearing loss happens when there is a combination of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. Finally, “auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder” (ANSD) arises when the ear is functioning properly,  but the signals sent to the brain are disrupted. This is the least common type of hearing loss.  

Whatever type of hearing loss you may have, a hearing test heads the list of  how to determine its appropriate  treatment approach. There are three purposes of a hearing test: One is to ascertain whether there is a hearing loss problem. The second is to pinpoint the exact cause of the hearing loss. The third provides a solution. Begin your quest for better hearing with a call to ABSOLUTE HEARING SOLUTIONS, where we offer comprehensive services by a skilled and specially trained hearing aid specialist, including hearing tests and evaluations, individualized hearing instrument fittings, and follow-up care. 

P.S. More than 90 percent of people who wear hearing aids are experiencing sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by damage to the nerve fibers in the inner ear. 

If you and or a loved one are experiencing problems with your ears or hearing, please call 614-654-4309.

Our professional hearing experts bring modern hearing testing, economical digital hearing aids and satisfaction guarantees to the next level! Our office is located at 750 Cross Pointe Rd., Suite F, Gahanna, Ohio. We provide clients with hearing exams, high-quality digital hearing aids, and personalized hearing services you can trust.

Many of our patients have discovered that traveling to Gahanna was worth their drive. We beat competitor's pricing by 30% -70%, we have the top ten leading hearing aid brands, we have the top speech and hearing testing equipment in the state, we use speech mapping to maximize hearing aid performance, and we put our customers first. Come and see why patients are willing to make the drive to invest in their hearing. We look forward to hearing from you.

We offer special discounts and promotions to veterans, police officers, and firefighters.

We are In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna Insurance, Medical Mutual Insurance, Medigold Insurance, United Healthcare Insurance, and many more.

We are the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Service Award winner on Angie's List. We were voted Top Pick by the Columbus Dispatch 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

P.S. We use these hearing aid companies and many more: Starkey, Phonak, Siemens, Unitron, Microtech, GN Resound, Rexton, Oticon, and Widex. Plus, we have the same products as Miracle Ear!

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Voted #1 Hearing center in Columbus, OH for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award
Angie's List Super Service Award 2014
2015 Angie's list Super Service Award
Angie's list Super Service Award 2016
2017 Angie's list Super Service Award
Angie's List 2018 Super Service Award
Angie's List 2019 Super Service Award
Angie's List 2020 Super Service Award
Angi Super Service Award 2021
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