Health Tip: Hearing Loss May Be Temporary

By on February 26, 2010

While hearing loss may be present from birth or come on gradually as a person gets older, it isn’t always permanent.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says temporary hearing loss may be caused by:

  • A blockage in the Eustachian tube.
  • Allergies.
  • Wax buildup inside the ear.
  • An ear infection, or an object lodged inside the ear.
  • A head injury.
  • A perforated or scarred eardrum.
  • A reaction to certain medications, such as aminoglycosides, chloroquine, or quinidine.

Source: HealthDay

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