Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves are not sent to the inner ear correctly. This problem affects the outer or middle ear. It is the most common type of hearing loss in children. Conductive hearing loss is usually acquired. In many cases it can be surgically or medically corrected. Factors which cause conductive hearing loss can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired.

Congenital causes include anomalies of the:

Acquired causes include:

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