Why a Head Cold is Horrible for Anyone with Hearing Loss

Everyone hates being sick with a head cold. Your eyes are watering, your nose is running and feels stuffed up, and you feel terrible. Your ears and throat feel like they’re on fire and you don’t have much energy. If you currently suffer from hearing loss and wear hearing aids, the added inconvenience of a head cold can be a concern. Why You Lose Your Hearing When You Have a Head Cold Fluid can sometimes build up in your middle ear when you have a head cold. This makes it more difficult for sound to make its way to your inner ear and the cochlea. This results in what is called a conductive hearing loss. When you already have a sensorineural hearing loss (damage to your cochlea) you will often experience even more hearing loss than normal. In fact, the Read More +