Decreased hearing; Deafness; Loss of hearing; Conductive hearing loss
Definition of Hearing loss
Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/24/2010