Conductive Hearing Loss
There are many conditions that affect your hearing health. One of them is Conductive Hearing Loss. This condition, according to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) “occurs when sound is not conducted efficiently through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and the tiny bones (ossicles) of the middle ear.”
The effects on this condition on your hearing health include a reduction in your ability to hear soft sounds as well as the reduction in sound level. The good news is that conductive hearing loss can be treated through medicine or surgery.
Some of the causes of this loss of hearing include residual fluid, which accumulates in the middle ear when you have a cold. Also allergies and ear infections may lead to this condition, as well as, an infection of the ear canal or a perforated eardrum, among others. If you suspect you might suffer from this condition, do not hesitate to contact your local Audiologist, such as Dr. Joseph Duran, who will help you diagnose as well as treat this illness.