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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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 23 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Chronic Conductive Hearing Loss Leads to Cochlear Degeneration.
 

Author(s): M Charles Liberman, Leslie D Liberman, St├ęphane F Maison

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Synapses between cochlear nerve terminals and hair cells are the most vulnerable elements in the inner ear in both noise-induced and age-related hearing loss, and this neuropathy is exacerbated in the absence of efferent feedback from the olivocochlear bundle. If age-related loss ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Bonebridge Implantation for Conductive Hearing Loss in a Patient with Oval Window Atresia.
 

Author(s): Minbum Kim

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2015 Aug;11(2):163-6.

 

The occurrence of oval window atresia is a rare anomaly with conductive hearing loss. Traditional atresia surgeries involve challenging surgical techniques with risks of irreversible inner ear damage. Recent reports on Bonebridge (Medel, Innsbruck, Austria), a novel implantable bone ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Vibroplasty in mixed and conductive hearing loss: comparison of different coupling methods.
 

Author(s): Erich Vyskocil, Dominik Riss, Clemens Honeder, Christoph Arnoldner, Jafar-Sasan Hamzavi, Wolf-Dieter Baumgartner, Stefan Flak, Wolfgang Gstoettner

Journal: Laryngoscope. 2014 Jun;124(6):1436-43.

 

To evaluate modified coupling techniques of the Vibrant Soundbridge system in patients with mixed and conductive hearing loss and to compare it with conventional vibroplasty.

Last Updated: 28 May 2014

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ponto Bone Anchored Hearing Implants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Conductive Hearing Loss; Unilateral Partial Deafness; Mixed Conductive-sensorineural Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2016

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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: 22 Mar 2016

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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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