Are Allergies Affecting Your Hearing?
Do your ears feel muffled when spring rolls around?
Do you notice your ears popping at unexpected times?
Do you feel pressure in and around your ears?
Do you need audiometry testing, or allergy treatment?
The problem might not be your ears. You might have seasonal allergies or “hay fever.” In spring, pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds travels in the wind – and into the air you breath. If you’re sensitive to these, you may experience allergy symptoms like:
- Runny and/or stuffy nose
- Itchy eyes and nose
- Red, watery, swollen eyes
- Swollen, itchy, or painful ears
- Muffled hearing
Warmer temperatures, greener grass, and spring flowers are welcome signs of spring. For allergy sufferers, they may be more like a warning!
Why do allergies hurt my ears?
The culprit is that sinus congestion, which can affect your ears. Irritated sinuses can cause swelling that keeps ears from draining properly, causing a buildup of fluid and a feeling of pressure in the ears. The extra mucous caused by your allergic response doesn’t help, either. Mucous can block sound waves from going through your ear, making it hard to hear.
The good news is that hearing loss due to allergies is usually temporary. Treating the allergies should return your hearing to normal. If you notice hearing loss after your allergy symptoms have improved, it’s a good idea to have your ears checked.
Not sure if it’s allergies?
At CCMC Hearing Care, we’re here to help you find answers. If you’re worried about hearing loss, talk to our experienced hearing specialists about your symptoms and concerns. If audiology testing is needed, we’ll talk you through it. Hearing tests are quick, easy, and painless. And a test might give you the answers you’re looking for.
If the test tells us your hearing loss has a different cause, we can talk to you about treatment options. Our hearing specialists will be with you every step of the way, answering your questions and making sure you have the information you need to make the best choice for your hearing.
Two convenient locations
Contact us today or give us a call at one of our convenient locations to schedule an appointment:
St. Johns – (989) 796-4555 — Monday, Thursday, and Friday (inside Clinton County Medical Center Psychological Services)
Alma – (989) 292-3572 — Tuesday and Wednesday (inside Gratiot Psychological Services)
Schedule your appointment today! You should hear what you’ve been missing!