Cold and flu

Cold & flu season leading to temporary hearing loss

Cold & flu season leading to temporary hearing loss

Symptoms of hearing loss due to cold

Hearing loss is common when you have a cold or flu. Congestion from the illness can build up in the ear which makes it hard for the ear to work properly. Other symptoms from a cold can include dizziness and tinnitus.

It is important to check with your GP, if you believe your hearing hasn't returned to normal then you can book a free hearing test to ensure it hasn't impacted your hearing long term.

Cold related ear congestion treatments

If you would like to avoid being sick then here are some tips to follow:
  • Get the flu shot
  • Take vitamin C
  • Eat healthy
  • Avoid stress¬†
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