AUDIOLOGIST Questions and Answers

What is conductive hearing losses? What causes such hearing impairment?

Hearing loss that is caused by a problem in the middle or external ear are called conductive hearing losses. Such difficulty in hearing occurs when problem lies in the conduction of sound to the cochlea.
The cause of such impairment is
• Excessive wax in the ear canal
• Fluid accumulated in the ear due to infection
• Discontinuity between the ossicles