Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem conducting sound waves anywhere along the route through the outer ear, tympanic membrane (eardrum), or middle ear . This type of hearing loss may occur in conjunction with sensorineural hearing loss (mixed hearing loss) or alone.
A conductive hearing loss is a hearing loss where the ears ablility to conduct sound into the inner ear is blocked or reduced. Treatment of conductive hearing loss Most cases of conductive hearing loss are temporary and are cured by means of appropriate medical treatment, so it is important to seek immediate medical assistance.
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss, or deafness, in which the root cause lies in the inner ear or sensory organ (cochlea and associated structures) or the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII). SNHL accounts for about 90% of reported hearing loss.