What Does Conductive Hearing Loss Mean?

Q:
What is conductive hearing loss?

A:
Conductive hearing loss is a mechanical problem with your ear. Sound has trouble moving from the outer ear to the eardrum and middle-ear bones. Medicine or surgery can help to cure.

Causes include:

  • An ear infection;
  • A trauma;
  • A tumor;
  • Fluid in the ear;
  • An object in the ear such as earwax;
  • A hole in your eardrum.

Key word: conductive hearing loss

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