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Conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss refers to issues with transferring sound waves due to a blockage or other impediment located between the outer and the inner ear. Hearing loss can be due earwax, but may indicate the presence of a more serious issue, such as damage to the ear, which needs a professional assessment.* Our experienced hearing care team will address any causes with you, so you can make informed decisions about treatment.


Conductive hearing loss

Usually blockages, disease and damage to the ear canal cause conductive hearing loss. This form of hearing loss can impact a person of any age — and can begin in the womb. Sometimes children have ear infections with effusions (a collection of sticky fluid in the middle ear), which can result in hearing loss. We can assess* your ears, and advise you on what may be hindering your ability to hear.

  • Hearing aids (not applicable in all situations).

  • Surgery to repair damage to the eardrum or middle ear, if present.

  • Time may help in less severe cases or those caused by a major change in pressure, such as during a flight. This is called barotrauma or aero-otitis media, and generally resolves itself, restoring hearing.

  • Tympanoplasty is a medical intervention that can restore hearing to a perforated – or ruptured – eardrum.

Conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss is sometimes different from noise-induced hearing loss because it is usually gradual. It is sometimes accompanied by pain or discomfort, or the feeling that "something is wrong." Other typical signs of conductive hearing loss may include:

  • Speech and other sounds seem distant or muffled
  • Pain, pressure in or discharge from the ear
  • A feeling of “fullness”

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office at (844) 836-5003.

Hearing loss can be difficult to recognize in infants and small children. However, early treatment and management of hearing loss is essential for language development, education and a healthy social life. But it doesn't stop when we become adults; treating hearing loss is important to ensure continuing mental acuity and social inclusion for everyone.

Many people who have challenges hearing — whether it is due to conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss or another cause - are pleased to discover how hearing aids expand their horizons. That's why the professionals at HearingLife work with you to identify the right hearing aids for your needs. We also know that some types of hearing loss require other options. Our focus is to help you hear well, so you can communicate, learn and enjoy life.

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