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What are the treatment options for conductive hearing loss?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Treatment options for conductive hearing loss may vary, depending on what's preventing you from hearing. If your conductive hearing loss is the result of earwax build-up, your home doctor can remove the blockage fairly easily. If the problem is built-up fluid deeper in the ear, your doctor may implant a tube in the eardrum. If the eardrum is perforated, a patch may be applied. For more serious damages, genetically-caused problems like otosclerosis, or for tumors, surgery is an option. Hearing aids are also frequently used as treatment.

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