Symptoms Of Perceived Mild To Moderate Conductive Hearing Loss Explained

May 9, 2024

Hearing loss doesn’t have to be the end of the world – read NANO’s guide to causes and solutions for perceived mild to moderate conductive hearing loss.

Struggling to hear sounds like you used to? Think you might have conductive hearing loss? Wondering what you can do about it?

Start by reading NANO Hearing Aids' guide to the causes, symptoms, and treatment of conductive hearing loss. More details at

What Is Conductive Hearing Loss?

Conductive hearing loss occurs when sound waves are unable to travel efficiently through the outer portion of your ear canal to reach the eardrum and the small bones of the middle ear. While the condition does not block all sound, you'll find your hearing is significantly impaired with softer sounds harder to hear and even louder sounds lacking clarity.


NANO's guide discusses some of the most common causes of conductive hearing loss, such as ear wax blockage, a build-up of fluid in your middle ear, and an ear infection. While diagnosis is commonly given by a hearing professional, you can purchase NANO's OTC hearing aids without a prescription with the devices specially designed to help perceived mild to moderate conductive hearing issues.

Assess Your Hearing Levels

There are varying levels of hearing loss within the spectrum of conductive impairments:

  1. Mild – struggling to hear whispers, distant conversations, or pick out sounds in a noisy environment.
  2. Moderate – manifesting as difficulty in hearing conversations amid high levels of background noise
  3. Severe – affecting the 56 to 70 dB range which means you can only hear loud sounds or speech.

Other Symptoms

Other symptoms associated with the condition include pressure or fullness in the ears, and discomfort - manifesting as pain, irritation, or itching sensations. These symptoms can be temporary or permanent. Any of these sound familiar to you?


In terms of treatment, antifungal medications or antibiotics can give you some relief from conductive hearing loss caused by an infection, reducing inflammation which allows sound to travel more freely through your ear canal.

Fluid build-up may be treated with antihistamines, decongestants, or steroids while earwax blockages can be removed with ear drops or a cleaning procedure administered by your doctor or a hearing specialist.

The NANO Solution

While prescription devices such as air conduction, bone conduction, or bone-anchored hearing aids can be effective in restoring audio levels for sufferers, NANO's rechargeable, OTC products are becoming a popular option as they are more affordable and don't require a prescription.

But keep in mind that OTC devices are only suitable if you have perceived mild to moderate hearing loss.

Get constructive with conductive hearing loss courtesy of NANO Hearing Aids!

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