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Conductive hearing loss

Summary of Conductive hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem conducting sound waves anywhere along the route through the outer ear, tympanic membrane (eardrum), or middle ear (ossicles). This type of hearing loss may occur in conjunction with sensorineural hearing loss (mixed hearing loss) or alone.

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Conductive hearing loss

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The result of the Rinne test in conductive hearing loss will be (positive/negative) .

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A 53-year-old woman comes to the office because she thinks her hearing has worsened in her left ear. She has not noticed any discharge or felt dizzy. Her temperature is 37.2°C (98.9°F), pulse is 72/minute, respirations are 12/minute, and blood pressure is 135/80 mm Hg. A vibrating tuning fork is placed against her mastoid process, and when it is held next to her ear, she can no longer hear it. When it is placed on her forehead, she hears it more loudly on her left side. Physical examination shows no erythema or tenderness of the pinna or auricle. An otoscopic examination shows a retracted tympanic membrane and squamous debris. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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