A conductive hearing loss means that there is problem in the patient’s outer or middle ear. Most conductive hearing losses are not permanent and can be treated surgically or medically. Should the audiologist determine a conductive loss during the hearing evaluation, the patient would most probably be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. The ENT will evaluate the patient and determine the right course of intervention. It is important that patients with conducive hearing losses be retested by the audiologist after intervention or surgery, to determine is the conductive component has been resolved.