Other hearing and ear problems

Hearing problems, infections and related diseases

There are many diseases that can impact your hearing. While some hearing problems are more common than others such as Otitis Media, Meniere's disease, conductive and seasonal, otosclerosis and ushers syndrome.

Hearing loss can be confusing and scary, at National Hearing Care we have the experience to help guide you through your loss and find a solution that works for your hearing profile and lifestyle.

Ear infections and diseases

Some infections and diseases are: 

Also an ear infection can cause conductive hearing loss, since it can lead to an obstruction in the middle ear. The infection can be bacterial or viral or caused by allergies, colds, sinus infections, excess mucus, smoking and changes in air pressure.

Temporary hearing loss

Temporary hearing loss can be caused due to a few different factors. A middle ear infection could cause a hearing loss which goes away once the infection is treated. Exposure to sudden loud noise is also a leading cause of temporary hearing loss. Hearing returns to normal levels over a period of time if you are not exposed to any more sudden loud noise. Ear wax or a foriegn object loggerd in the ear canal could cause a temporary hearing loss. Once the ear wax or foreign object is removed, hearing will return to normal levels.

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This is the most common form of hearing loss and occurs when the tiny hair cells in the inner ear are damaged or when the hearing pathways to the Auditory Cortex become damaged.

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Diseases causing hearing loss

A number of reports have linked hearing loss to several other chronic diseases of note, such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. 

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