Conductive Hearing Loss is a problem in the outer or middle ear that prevents sound from reaching the inner ear. Most conductive hearing losses are temporary and can be treated with medication or surgery. When it cannot be treated with those means, most people benefit from the use of a hearing aid.
Sometimes a conductive hearing loss occurs in combination with a sensorineural hearing loss. This is when there is damage to either the outer or middle ear and the inner ear or auditory nerve. When this occurs, this is called a Mixed Hearing Loss.