Seasonal allergies are often to blame for worsening sneezing, coughing, itching, and increased mucus production. Mucus can cause blockages, making it hard for sound waves to travel through the ears and deliver sound to our brain. Not only can allergies create blockages, but they can also cause the ear canal to swell, preventing proper fluid drainage from the ears. All these issues can lead to a temporary hearing loss.
The symptoms that seasonal allergies present are bothersome, but normal hearing typically returns with the passing of allergy season. Still, since hearing loss can greatly impact your health, do not take it lightly. A medical professional help you make the distinction between a permanent hearing loss, and a temporary one caused by allergies. To schedule a hearing test, call our office today to set up an appointment.