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10.6.19 Mixed loss of hearing

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A mixed loss is a combination of conductive and sensory-neural loss.

The audiogram shows a loss in both bone and air conduction curves, but there is substantial disparity between the two losses. For mixed hearing loss, the relevant curves may or may not follow a similar pattern for each ear.

Hearing loss in this type of case can be attributed to more than one cause, some or all of which may be compensable. In addition, the losses due to each cause may have become permanent at widely varying points in time.

Such cases will need to be examined thoroughly and carefully.