Hearing management

Question
Posted by: E | 2011-12-03

Q.

left ear

my left ear feels like it is closed all the time.. If someone talks to me i have to look at them so that I can hear them... I struggle wih my sinusses

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi!

On review of your complaint it seems that a consult with a General Practitioner {GP} is appropriate, in order to more appropriately evaluate and treat accordingly. Basically, blocked sinuses can cause disturbances in middle ear pressure, due to possible Eustachian tube dysfunction. This may also result in a temporary conductive hearing loss which would recover post treatment. Please visit your GP without delay, for appropriate management. A consultation with an Audiologist may be considered post treatment, in order to evaluate the benefit of treatment, with a description on the findings of the hearing assessment.

Kind regards...

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011-12-14

Hi!

On review of your complaint it seems that a consult with a General Practitioner {GP} is appropriate, in order to more appropriately evaluate and treat accordingly. Basically, blocked sinuses can cause disturbances in middle ear pressure, due to possible Eustachian tube dysfunction. This may also result in a temporary conductive hearing loss which would recover post treatment. Please visit your GP without delay, for appropriate management. A consultation with an Audiologist may be considered post treatment, in order to evaluate the benefit of treatment, with a description on the findings of the hearing assessment.

Kind regards...

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