What is conductive hearing loss?
Conductive hearing loss occurs in the outer or middle part of the ear. This is where sound is converted to vibrations and sent to the inner ear.
The name 'conductive' hearing loss refers to the problems related to the transfer of sound waves (due to a blockage or other impediment in your ear).
Too much ear wax, a ruptured eardrum, or even ear infections can all cause conductive hearing loss.