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Conductive hearing loss

What is conductive hearing loss?

If you had Cheerios, peas or wax stuck in your ears, this could contribute to conductive hearing loss.  Also, if you have arthritis in your ear bones (ossicles) you could have conductive hearing loss.  This type of loss happes when noises and sound can not get through the outer and middle ear.  Soft sounds may be hard to hear and louder sounds may sound muffled.  An operation or medication can fix conductive hearing loss, but hearing aids are a non-invasive solution to helping to hear clearly again.

Conductive hearing loss can be caused by many things including:

  • Earwax in your ear canal
  • Object in your outer ear (i.e. peas, Cheerios, cotton)
  • Deformed ear canal
  • Issue with bones (ossicles) in your middle ear
  • Infection in your middle ear (swimmers ear)
  • Tumors blocking the outer or middle year)
  • Hole in your ear drum
  • Eustachian tube that is not working properly.  Fluid from a cold or sinus infection can stay in your middle ear if the Eustachian tube is not operating properly.

In many of these cases, Lansdowne Hearing can help you hear clearly again if you have a conductive hearing loss.

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