Your ability to hear clearly can be affected by certain foods that you eat. For some people specific foods can cause conductive hearing loss. a build-up of mucus in the middle ear.
Your ear is made up of three parts— the outer, the middle, and the inner ear. A conductive hearing loss happens when sounds cannot get through the outer and middle ear.
Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss
This type of hearing loss can be caused by the following:
- Fluid in your middle earfrom colds or allergies to certain foods.
- Ear infection, or otitis media. Otitis is a term used to mean ear infection, and media means middle.
- Earwax, or cerumen, stuck in your outer ear canal.
- Infection in the ear canal, called external otitis. You may hear this called swimmer’s ear. It is an infection of the skin covering the outer ear canal and is usually caused by excessive water exposure.
- An itchy fungal build-up in the deeper part of the ear canal. This can be related to Aspergillus species or less, common, Candida. A change in eating habits can prevent this from happening.