Conductive Hearing Loss

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Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the outer ear, eardrum, or middle ear that disrupts the path of soundwaves to the inner ear. It can be caused by earwax, fluid buildup, or less commonly tumors in the middle ear or ear canal. Treatment for conductive hearing loss depends on the patient's individual symptoms, but may include cochlear implants, hearing aids, surgery, or antibiotics. Symptoms include delayed development of speech or unclear speech, use of high volume on electronic viewing devices, and consistent need to ask for repitition in conversation.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation

Bringing understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Conductive Hearing Loss" for support, advocacy or research.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation

Bringing understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear.

http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Conductive Hearing Loss" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

SIX2 haploinsufficiency causes conductive hearing loss with ptosis in humans.
 

Author(s): Jing Guan, Dayong Wang, Wenjian Cao, Yali Zhao, Renqian Du, Hu Yuan, Qiong Liu, Lan Lan, Liang Zong, Ju Yang, Zifang Yin, Bing Han, Feng Zhang, Qiuju Wang

Journal: J. Hum. Genet.. 2016 Nov;61(11):917-922.

 

The ossicles represent one of the most fundamental morphological features in evolutionary biology of the mammalians. The mobile ossicular morphology abnormalities result in the severe conductive hearing loss. Development and patterning of the middle ear malformation depend on genetic ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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Effect of conductive hearing loss on central auditory function.
 

Author(s): Arash Bayat, Mohammad Farhadi, Hesam Emamdjomeh, Nader Saki, Golshan Mirmomeni, Fakher Rahim

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;83(2):137-141.

 

It has been demonstrated that long-term Conductive Hearing Loss (CHL) may influence the precise detection of the temporal features of acoustic signals or Auditory Temporal Processing (ATP). It can be argued that ATP may be the underlying component of many central auditory processing ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2016

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Three-year experience with the Sophono in children with congenital conductive unilateral hearing loss: tolerability, audiometry, and sound localization compared to a bone-anchored hearing aid.
 

Author(s): Rik C Nelissen, Martijn J H Agterberg, Myrthe K S Hol, Ad F M Snik

Journal: Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Oct;273(10):3149-56.

 

Bone conduction devices (BCDs) are advocated as an amplification option for patients with congenital conductive unilateral hearing loss (UHL), while other treatment options could also be considered. The current study compared a transcutaneous BCD (Sophono) with a percutaneous BCD ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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The terms "Conductive Hearing Loss" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pleomorphic adenoma presenting with conductive hearing loss in the ear canal: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ayako Maruyama, Takao Tokumaru, Ken Kitamura

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Pleomorphic adenoma accounts for 65 percent of all salivary gland tumors. It has been identified in several anatomical regions, but pleomorphic adenoma arising in the ear canal, first described in 1951, is extremely rare.

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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Conductive hearing loss caused by third-window lesions of the inner ear.
 

Author(s): Saumil N Merchant, John J Rosowski

Journal: Otol. Neurotol.. 2008 Apr;29(3):282-9.

 

Various authors have described conductive hearing loss (CHL), defined as an air-bone gap on audiometry, in patients without obvious middle ear pathologic findings. Recent investigations have suggested that many of these cases are due to disorders of the inner ear, resulting in pathologic ...

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2008

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Clinical Performance of a New Implant System for Bone Conduction Hearing
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Deafness; Sensoneural Single Sided; Conductive Hearing Loss; Mixed Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2017

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A Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Bone Anchored Hearing Aid With Bonebridge
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hearing Loss, Conductive; Bone Conduction Deafness

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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The Effect of Early Non-Surgical Treatment of Children With Middle Ear Effusion on the Hearing
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Secretory Otitis Media; Acute Otitis Media

 

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2016

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