Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss can occur when there is a blockage in the passage of sound waves in the ear canal or middle ear. It often occurs due to fluid in the middle ear, ear infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, hole in the eardrum, ear wax, and benign tumors. The symptoms are muffled hearing, inability to hear quiet sounds, ear pain, dizziness, and drainage of fluid from the ears. In most cases, it occurs in a temporary condition, and it is cured by taking appropriate medical treatment. In some cases, hearing aids or other types of hearing implants are used to treat the condition.

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How to enhance my 68-year-old mother's hearing problem?

Query: Hello doctor,My 68 year old mother has a hearing problem. I understand it is due to her age but is there any device which can enhance the hearing in her case?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are various causes for hearing problems. Among them, the most common one is an age-related hearing loss known as presbycusis. If hearing loss is significant and confirmed by an audiological examination such as pure tone audiogram, she can use hearing aids. ...  Read Full »

My 3 year old daughter failed her OAE test. Is that due to hearing loss?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. She failed OAE testing at 3 years of age. She has issues with articulation and has been in speech therapy for over a year. Scores are 1% for understandability. Our audiologist did not tell us much. Can I get your insight into my daughter's audiogram?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to daughter's audiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a conductive hearing loss, but the ear is not mentioned. The cause seems to be some middle ear disease only. Please tell me about her subjective hearing. Is there any hearing loss she experienc...  Read Full »

How to treat a whooshing sound in one ear with earache?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear a whooshing sound in my left ear with earache for a week. Behind the ear, it is red and sore with spots.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a whooshing sound in your left ear for a week with an earache and it is red with soreness behind the ear. Many people hear the whooshing sound or pulsatile tinnitus on one ear due to the turb...  Read Full »

I cannot hear when people speak in a low tone. Can you please review my audiometry reports?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months back, I observed that I could not hear people speak in a low tone. Also, I was very well aware that I could listen to motor running sounds in my left ear for more than one year. I approached an ENT who said the ears were blocked and needed cleaning. Even after getting the ear...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. We need to find the cause of the conductive hearing loss. First, we need to study the audiometry report and see which frequencies have got affected and to what level. For the same, it is imperative that you upload the audiometry graph as well...  Read Full »

What is conductive hearing loss and how can it be corrected?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 48-year-old female, and I have moderate to severe mixed hearing loss in both my ears. However, I recently went to a different doctor who informed me that my hearing loss was mainly conductive and that too in my left ear. I also have a hole in my left eardrum, as well as severe tin...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you share your pure tone audiogram? Bilateral symmetrical mixed hearing loss is often a feature of otosclerosis. One way that can be of help to determine whether you have otosclerosis is tympanometry. Since you already have perforation, tympanoplasty with a direct e...  Read Full »

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