What is Conductive Hearing Loss?
- What is Conductive Hearing Loss?
- Conductive Hearing Loss Symptoms
- Conductive Hearing Loss Causes
- The correct Conductive Hearing Loss Treatment
What is Conductive Hearing Loss?Conductive hearing loss (CHL) occurs when there is an obstruction or damage to the outer or middle ear that prevents sound from traveling to the eardrum and to tiny bones in the inner ear. There may be something blocking the ear canal, such as ear wax or fluids, or the hearing loss might come from an infection or illness. An ear infection or a perforated eardrum are also possible causes. Conductive hearing loss usually causes the “volume” of sounds to seem lower. This condition can be either temporary or permanent and shares similar characteristics to clogged ear. Conductive hearing loss treatment is more straightforward than sensorineural hearing loss. If you believe you may be experiencing conductive hearing loss, we recommend that you consult an audiologist or ENT professional.
Conductive Hearing Loss SymptomsCHL primarily affects the ability to perceive the loudness of sounds, but not the clarity. You may find you have some or all of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty in hearing speech
- A sense that your own voice sounds different
- Easier to hear out of one ear than the other
- The sensation of pain in one or both ears
- A sensation of pressure in one or both ears
- A strange odor from the ear
Conductive Hearing Loss CausesConductive hearing can be caused by a variety of problems. Some of the causes include:
- Ear wax build up
- Accumulation of fluid in the middle ear
- Abnormal bone growth in the middle ear (otosclerosis)
- Middle ear infections (otitis media)
- Perforation of the eardrum
The Correct Conductive Hearing Loss TreatmentYou should always seek the advice of a medical professional to find out the root cause of a hearing loss problem and get the correct treatment. Unlike sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss can be reversed and effectively managed with the right form of treatments. Sometimes you may still need medical or surgical treatments to correct the condition. For instance, when infection or abnormal growths are present, then medical procedures may be necessary. With care, you can treat Conductive Hearing Loss at home. Clearing excessive wax or fluids out of the ear canal can often solve the problem. In the case of wax build up, ear wax removal tools such as syringes, extractors or cleaners can help resolve the situation. Make sure you always use the right tool for the job to avoid damage to your ear canal or ear drum. Such as the Earpal Wax Remover...
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