A conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with the one or more of the parts of the ear that conduct sound into the inner ear. The ear canal, ear drum, and the tiny bones in the middle ear make up the conductive system and any hearing loss caused by a problem in one or more of these areas is called a conductive hearing loss. Unlike a sensorineural hearing loss a conductive hearing loss occurs because the sound entering the ear is reduced or dampened by the obstruction; there is no damage to the delicate nerves in the inner ear. A conductive hearing loss can often be partially or completely reversed with medical intervention.
There are many potential causes of conductive hearing loss, with some causes being easier to treat than others. Malformation of the outer or middle ear structures, … Continue reading Conductive Hearing Loss
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