conductive hearing loss

Below you will find more information about conductive hearing loss from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of conductive hearing loss it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with conductive hearing loss and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to conductive hearing loss comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

A conductive hearing loss is characterized as one that greatly affects the ear structures that is used to conduct the sound into the person's inner ear, which include both the outer and middle ear. Infections in the middle ear are among the most common causes of this hearing impairment.

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests involve testing the degree of hearing loss type of hearing loss. The through evaluation will be done my medical professionals.

Treatment

Treatment would largely depend if the hearing loss temporary or permanent. Severe cases with no hope of recovery have several coping treatment options available such as amplification, language and speech therapy and communication language such as sign language training and oral language. For corrective treatment options, cochlear implants and hearing aids are the main options, depending of the degree of the hearing loss.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms experienced with conductive hearing loss include muffled hearing, hearing ringing or roaring sounds, ear pain, irritation and itching, pus leakage resulting from an injury or irritation.

Causes

Among the most common identified causes for this type of hearing impairment include wax buildup, a ruptured eardrum, infection of the middle ear and damage to the middle ear bones.

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