Conductive Hearing Loss

Common Name(s)

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

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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Conductive hearing loss in children with autism.
 

Author(s): Zielinski Rafal

Journal: Eur. J. Pediatr.. 2013 Aug;172(8):1007-10.

 

Infantile autism is a serious comprehensive developmental disorder. The diagnosis of hearing loss or its exclusion, which often suggests suspected autism, is very important for early ENT, psychotherapy, and psychiatric treatment. One hundred children diagnosed with autism aged from ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2013

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Does microtia predict severity of temporal bone CT abnormalities in children with persistent conductive hearing loss?
 

Author(s): Aylin Tekes, Stacey L Ishman, Katherine M Baugher, David J Brown, Sandra Y Lin, David E Tunkel, Aynur Unalp-Arida, Thierry A G M Huisman

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2013 Jul;40(3):192-7.

 

This study aimed to determine the spectrum of temporal bone computed tomography (CT) abnormalities in children with conductive hearing loss (CHL) with and without microtia.

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Conductive Hearing Loss" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The Influence of The Ear Popper on Serous Otitis Media and on the Accompanying Conductive Hearing Loss in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Otitis Media; Conductive Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2006

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SoundBite Hearing System 24 Month Multi Site Patient Use Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Single Sided Deafness; Conductive Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2013

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Montelukast for Children With Chronic Otitis Media With Effusion (COME): A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Otitis Media With Effusion; Conductive Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2013

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