Some infections and diseases that may affect your hearing 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 can occur 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 noises 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 noises.
Ear wax or a foreign object lodged in the ear canal could cause a temporary hearing loss also. Once the ear wax or foreign object is removed, hearing will return to normal levels.
A number of reports have linked hearing loss to several other chronic diseases of note, including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
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