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What is conductive hearing loss?

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Conductive hearing loss happens because of a problem in the ear canal, eardrum, or the middle ear that prevents sound from carrying well to the inner ear. An ear infection, trauma, a tumor, or fluid or an object in the ear (such as wax buildup) can cause it.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions on General Information on Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Type, Degree, and Configuration of Hearing Loss."

Isaacson, J. , Sept. 15, 2003. American Family Physician

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Hearing Loss and Deafness."

Someya, S. , Nov. 17, 2009. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Muller, U. , Sept. 3, 2009. American Journal of Human Genetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Understanding Your Audiogram.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions on General Information on Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Type, Degree, and Configuration of Hearing Loss."

Isaacson, J. , Sept. 15, 2003. American Family Physician

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Hearing Loss and Deafness."

Someya, S. , Nov. 17, 2009. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Muller, U. , Sept. 3, 2009. American Journal of Human Genetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Understanding Your Audiogram.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 11, 2017

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