Week 10 CS1 Part 2

An 80-year-old man states that he has been gradually having a harder time understanding what people are saying when he is with several people (e.g., like a party). He also states that he has a harder time understanding his grandchildren, and some words he hears well and others he does not. He states his hearing loss is equal in both ears. A physical exam is noncontributory and WNL.

Provide responses to the items below.

Determine whether the disorder causes a conductive, sensorineural, or combination of both types of hearing loss.
Explain the part of the ear that is affected and describe the disorder.