What causes conductive hearing impairment?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Conductive hearing impairment can be caused by many things. Usually, the loss is the result of a physical blockage, like earwax, in the outer or middle ear. Other conditions, like infections or tumors or allergies, can also cause build-up inside the middle ear. This stops the transmission of sound waves into the inner ear and causes difficulty hearing. Injury to the eardrum can also cause conductive hearing impairment.

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