CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS
What is Conductive Hearing Loss?
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves are unable to pass efficiently through the outer or middle ear. This type of hearing impairment often results from blockages or abnormalities that impede the transmission of sound to the inner ear.
Ear Canal Obstructions: Conditions such as earwax buildup, infections, or foreign objects in the ear canal can obstruct sound waves.
Middle Ear Issues: Fluid accumulation, infections, or problems with the eardrum or ossicles (tiny bones in the middle ear) can contribute to conductive hearing loss.
Individuals with conductive hearing loss may experience a reduction in overall sound volume.
Sounds may seem muffled or distorted, particularly in the affected ear.
Medical Intervention: Addressing the underlying cause is crucial. This may involve removing earwax, treating infections, or surgical procedures to correct middle ear issues.
Hearing Aids: In cases where medical intervention is insufficient, hearing aids can effectively amplify sounds and compensate for the conductive loss.