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A 63-year-old man has become progressively hard of hearing. He's a retired airplane mechanic. He also notices a lot of wax in his ears. What kind of hearing loss is this man likely to have?
A. Conductive
B. Conductive AND sensorineural

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    http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/disorders/types.htm

    What do you think?

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    I think B (both) but I'm not sure if it's a trick question, that why i asked

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    I agree -- it is B.

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    This article might be helpful in the future:

    http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/DecisionTrap.html

    Thanks for asking.

  • Anatomy and Physiology - ,

    B. sensorineural hearing loss..this occurs when prolonged exposure to loud noise leads to damage of the cochlear cells.

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