Conductive hearing loss results when there is any problem in delivering sound energy to your cochlea, the hearing part in the inner ear.
Cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth or skin cyst trapped behind the eardrum, or the bone behind the ear.
Ears and Altitude (Barotrauma)
When the eustachian tube in your middle ear is blocked due to altitude or pressure changes (barotrauma), air cannot be equalized, and a vacuum occurs.
Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus, or ringing in ears, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present.
Ménière’s disease (also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is one of the most common causes of dizziness originating in the inner ear.
Pediatric Hearing Loss
Three million children under the age of 18 have some kind of pediatric hearing loss. At birth, one in 1,000 children have significant permanent hearing loss.
Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)
Earwax, called cerumen, is produced by special wax-forming glands located in the skin of the outer one-third of the ear canal.