A conductive hearing loss happens when sounds cannot get through the outer and middle ear creating a problem in delivering sound energy to the cochlea, the hearing part in the inner ear. Common reasons for conductive hearing loss include blockage of your ear canal, a hole in your ear drum, problems with three small bones in your ear, or fluid in the space between your eardrum and cochlea. A conductive hearing loss can have different degrees: mild, moderate, severe or profound. Many types of hearing loss can also be treated with the use of conventional hearing or an implantable hearing device.
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