Conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is prevented from reaching the inner ear at full strength. This can be caused by blockages from earwax, fluid in the middle ear, or damage to the bones in the middle ear.
Often, people with all types of hearing loss struggle to hear soft sounds and high-pitched sounds such as whispers, children’s voices, or birdsong. However, the type of hearing loss a person has can influence how their hearing is affected.
There are three main types of hearing loss: