Conductive Hearing Loss
Conductive Hearing Loss occurs when there is a blockage in the ear canal or the middle ear that prevents the transmission of sound. Because of blockages or damaged anatomical structures in the outer ear, ear canal or middle ear, the transmission of sound can be blocked. It can be from mild to moderate levels depending on the levels of the Hearing problem faced. A conductive Hearing Loss can be assisted through Hearing Aids, medications or surgery.
Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss
- Fluid in your middle ear due to colds or allergies.
- Ear infections
- Poor functioning of Eustachian tube i.e blockage of the fluid in the middle ear will decrease the functionality of the Eustachian tube.
- The occurrence of a hole in the eardrum.
- Presence of the earwax in the ear canal.
- Infection in the ear canal, called external otitis.
- Abnormality of the outer ear, ear canal, or middle ear structure
- Any foreign object inside the ear
Symptoms of Conductive Hearing Loss
- The sensation of pain in one or both ears
- Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd
- Partial or full loss of hearing
- A sensation of pressure in one or both ears
Treatment for Conductive Hearing Loss.
- Conductive Hearing Loss can be assisted well with Hearing Aids. Hearing Aids will help in the transmission of the sound from the outer ear to the inner ear
- Other treatments for Conductive Hearing Loss include
- Antibiotic or antifungal medication
- Surgically implantations.
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