What is conductive hearing loss?


Conductive hearing loss is caused by problems in the outer ear or middle ear. It can be as simple as a wax blockage in the outer ear that can be quickly treated by a hearing care professional. Or, conductive hearing loss can also refer to more severe conditions that may be permanent and can require amplification with technology.

Treatment of conductive hearing loss

Some forms of conductive hearing loss can be treated with simple medical treatments. 

Ear infections often respond well to antibiotics.  Repeated ear infections are sometimes treated by implanting tiny drains (or tubes) in the ear, a quick process often done on an outpatient basis. 

More serious cases of conductive hearing loss may require more extensive surgery in order to restore full hearing. 
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