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Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive (kun-DUK-tiv) hearing loss is when sound can't reach your inner ear.

What causes conductive hearing loss

  • Ear infections
    • Ear infections can make fluid build up in the middle ear.
  • Something growing inside the ear canal.
  • Earwax pressing on the eardrum.

How it affects your child's hearing

  • This may make sounds seem quieter.
  • Your child might not be able to hear quiet sounds.

Can it be fixed?
Yes. This kind of hearing loss can usually be fixed with:

  • Medicine to treat ear infections
  • An operation

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