WHAT IS CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS?
CAUSES & SYMPTOMS
- Accumulation of ear wax within the ear canal
- Many episodes of middle ear infection (otitis media)
- Chronic infection
- A growth in the middle ear (cholesteatoma)
- An abnormal bone growth near the middle ear (otosclerosis)
People with this type of hearing loss will find soft sounds difficult to hear at all pitches, both low and high.
CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS TREATMENT
Other types of conductive hearing loss can be treated medically or surgically. However, medical procedures may not fully reverse the loss. Therefore, people with this type of loss can often benefit from a hearing aid.