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What are the symptoms of conductive hearing impairment?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
People often notice their conductive hearing impairment when they find themselves that they are having more trouble than usual with everyday sounds, or if everything seems muffled or quiet around them. If you have a child with conductive hearing impairment, you may observe that they don't notice certain sounds or that they're having trouble learning to talk. Another symptom is feeling like sounds are only muted in one ear but not the other; conductive hearing impairment may not affect both ears.

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