Central Hearing Loss

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Central hearing loss is caused by a problem with the auditory nerve or sound centres. Sound waves may travel through the ear but this nerve pathway is unable to send electrochemical impulses to the brain. As a result the hearing centres do not receive the signals correctly.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss Diagram


Central hearing loss can be a result of a head injury or disease. A common symptom is the ability to detect sound but not being able to understand it. Children suffering from auditory processing disorders fall in to this category.

Do you have these symptoms?


Difficulty hearing in classrooms


Sensitive to loud sounds


Often misunderstands instructions and directions

Video | with Brigitte

Listen to Audiologist Samantha Celli talk about Central Hearing Loss, the symptoms you might be experiencing and how we can help you.