Conductive Hearing Loss

hearing-lossHearing Loss in the Outer and or Middle Ear is called a Conductive Hearing Loss

Common causes of a Conductive Hearing Loss are:

  • Earwax or foreign objects blocking the ear canal
  • Infections of the outer ear
  • Deformity of the outer ear or ear canal
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Infection of the middle ear cavity
  • Calcification or erosion of the bones of the middle ear
  • Growth in the middle ear cavity

In many cases, Conductive Hearing Loss can be treated medically (usually through the use of prescriptive medications or surgery). In some cases Conductive Hearing Loss cannot be treated medically, but can be improved through the use of hearing aids/assistive listening devices.