conduction hearing loss
"Listening with a conductive hearing loss is like listening to the television with the sound turned down too low or listening with your head under the bathwater!"
"Having a conductive hearing loss is like wearing earplugs: you only hear loud sounds. Most types of conductive hearing loss can be medically corrected."
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