Man experiencing conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs in the outer or middle part of the ear where sound is converted to vibrations and sent to the inner ear. The outer ear consists of ear cartilage, the ear canal and the outer layer of the eardrum. The middle ear consists of the ear drum, ear cavity and ossicles (three tiny bones in the ear.) Excessive ear wax, a ruptured ear drum, even ear infections can result in conductive hearing loss. 


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Why does conductive hearing loss occur

Why does it occur?

Conductive hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that is often easily identifiable. Wax build up, fluid in the ear, ear infections, damage to the ear drum, trauma, diseases such as osteoporosis and many other causes have been associated with this type of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is usually medically treatable in most cases. Furthermore, hearing aids can help in cases where medical treatment does not.

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How to treat conductive hearing loss

Treatment for conductive hearing loss is dependent on the cause and characteristics of that hearing loss. Some cases of conductive hearing loss can be corrected through surgery. Hearing aids can also treat conductive hearing loss if surgery is not an option. Other causes of conductive hearing loss such as ear infections can be treated with antibiotics or antifungal medications. To find out what options are available to you, contact one of our hearing professionals. We can determine the extent of your hearing loss and work with your unique hearing loss to find a custom suited solution to improve your hearing experience. 


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Most types of hearing loss can be treated with hearing care, so at HearingLife we have hearing aids for any type of hearing loss from mild to severe. Our focus is to help people hear better, so they can communicate, learn, and enjoy life.

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