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can your hearing be sensitive to noise with a sinus infection

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Sinus inf & noise: As a rule, no. If anything, sinus infections tend to reduce your hearing because the same process of inflammation and congestion often plugs up your e ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Midgley
43 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A : A blocked ear after an infection is a very individual thing. If this is the first time this has happened and if you have no problems with your ears fl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
IT WILL BALANCE OUT: It is not unusual to experience to have effect on hearing due to congestion and often blockage of Eustacian Tube You can use over the counter Sudafed ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Serous effusion: You may have fluid accumulation in your middle ear. It would be prudent to see an ENT specialist to avoid infection of the middle ear.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Ringing in your ears from any kind of nasal issue is usually from having congestion in your nose. This can then lead to eustachian tube dysfunction w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on what you : Mean by sensitive...If you mean ear pain , then yes, you can have ear pain with a sinus infection. If your sinus infection lasts for 2 weeks then ... Read More
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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Middle ear effusion : If you have fluid in the middle ear, we call that an effusion. This will cause congestion, pressure, and trouble hearing. You can take decongestants, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Eisenberg
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Only swimmers ear: A true inner ear infection requires fluid accumulated behind the eardrum (usually due to the negative eustachian tube pressure from a cold). A swimmer ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Inner ear infection can lead to ringing (tinnitus) as it affects the semicircular canals. Fluid behind the ear occurs as a result of healing and can l ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Scotch
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: An infected tooth can certainly cause referred ear pain however it is unlikely to cause hearing loss.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually not but: the question is whether the chicken or the egg comes first. Did you use the Qtip because something was not right with that ear? If so, it may just be ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience in Dentistry
ASAP GO TO DENTIST: Just tell the dentist about your cold, so the dentist can be sure to wear a face mask and not catch your cold. A cold is not a reason to avoidthe dent ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: you can have conductive deafness not nerve deafness on that side, if that is the only pathology
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Very possible since all your ear problems checked out ok, then you should see a TMJ specialist or an oral surgeon to check your TMJ ..
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Ear exam: Both conditions can look the same with an otoscope.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal? No!: If your ear infection is is causing these symptoms, please get treated as soon as possible. You could have a very serious situation that would need u ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: The causes that would result in sinus trouble may block eustachian tube. When the tube is blocked, it cause a negative pressure inside the middle ear, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No good substitute: Doubt your ear problem is related to the postural drainage but more to your nasal congestion. First make sure that you are using your Nasonex (momet ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
? q-tip user: If you are a q-tip user as so many people are, you may have irritated your ear canal skin and caused slight bleeding. This bleeding may have mixed wi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Deafness: Damage to hearing is more likely from using headphones and related devices. Infection may occur if the device causes irritation to the lining of the e ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
You betcha!: Your sinuses, pharynx (throat), nose and middle ears are all interconnected. It's a complex maze of tubes and passages that easily pass infection from ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cerumen: Impacted cerumen(ear wax) prevents the examiner from visual zing the ear drum. An otolaryngologist is best consulted who will remove the cerumen by as ... Read More

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