Hearing Loss and Speech Disorders Conditions
Hearing Loss and Speech Disorders Procedures

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with the outer or middle ear. This means that sound is unable to travel or ‘conduct’ from the outer ear to the eardrum and the tiny bones, or ossicles, of the middle ear. A conductive hearing loss may occur in both ears or just one and can often be helped by medical or surgical treatment.

Conductive Hearing Loss Can be Caused By :

  • Congenital (birth defect)
  • Excess wax or a foreign object in the ear canal.
  • Outer ear infection.
  • Chronic ‘glue ear’ or middle ear infection, called otitis media.
  • A hole in the eardrum (perforation)
  • Otosclerosis – where the bones of hearing get fixed

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