Symptoms of Conductive Hearing Loss
So what are the symptoms of conductive hearing loss? The main symptom of this type of hearing loss is that sounds are generally quieter, but not distorted. You may find that you are often turning up the volume on the television, need people to repeat what they say, have better hearing in one ear than the other, or have trouble hearing when you're on the phone. You may even feel pressure or blockage in the ear, as well as pain. Depending on the cause of conductive hearing loss, loss of hearing can be temporary or permanent.
If conductive hearing loss has been caused by an infection, medication can often ease the symptoms. In other cases, hearing aids can be an effective way of helping manage conductive hearing loss. A hearing test would help determine your current level of hearing and identify whether medical referral is appropriate. If the condition has already been investigated then at the results of a hearing test could reveal which type of hearing aid would be the most beneficial to you. Having a hearing aid fitted would help overcome and manage conductive hearing loss by amplifying sounds which you may have had difficulty hearing clearly before.