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How can infection cause temporary hearing loss?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Irritation of nerves

An infection in the region of the inner ear can lead to inflammation and irritation of the nerves that are associated with hearing.
Furthermore, infection in the region of the temporal bone/mastoid bone can lead to fluid collections that "mute" the hearing as the action of hearing apparatus (a series of delicate bones) is dampened.

In brief: Irritation of nerves

An infection in the region of the inner ear can lead to inflammation and irritation of the nerves that are associated with hearing.
Furthermore, infection in the region of the temporal bone/mastoid bone can lead to fluid collections that "mute" the hearing as the action of hearing apparatus (a series of delicate bones) is dampened.
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