Causes, diagnosis & treatment
In the ear, the air converts the sound into action potentials of the nerve fibers via a mechanical chain (eardrum, ossicles and labyrinth). This process is called transduction. In conduction hearing loss, this transduction is impaired and hearing is therefore limited.
The following contains important information on conductive hearing loss. On this page, we provide you with information on the causes, the symptoms, the diagnosis by an ENT specialist and possible forms of treatment. Our hearing aid experts can answer your questions by telephone – free of charge and without any obligation from you. Simply give us a call.
Causes of conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss can be caused by problems in the external ear canal or in the middle ear. Possible causes include illnesses such as otosclerosis, cholesteatoma or inflammatory processes accompanied by middle ear effusion or scarring.
Another frequent factor that causes conductive hearing loss is a buildup of earwax (cerumen), another foreign body, or otitis externa. Following an accident, a fractured petrous bone can also cause conductive hearing loss.