What Is The Relationship Between Sensorineural Hearing Loss And Sinusitis?


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Christina Nerbecki Profile
All I know is that your would be surprised how this is all related. Your sinuses can cause problems in the ears, and also the jaw and teeth. There are 3 areas in the sinuses the frontal, maxils or maxillaries, upper and sides. some people also have problems when there sinuses are so inflamed that they actually develop what is called TMJ which is a joint disorder of the jaw and this can also cause extreme ear pain .

Sometime the sinuses are so bad that they actually cause misalignment of the jaw and teeth. Do you have pain when eating sometimes or hear clicking of the jaw bone? A sinus is meant to be a hollow cavity, when sinusitis occurs it fills the cavities with mucus and secretions which causes inflammation and can affect all of the area in your head, ears, teeth, even throat. That is why the specialty for this is called ENT > EAR NOSE and Throat Dr, the correct name for this is otolaryngologist.

The problem you are having would depend on how severe your sinuses were and for how long? Other things could have contributed to this also like loud environments or did you work in any areas that had noise pollution? Maybe too there was fluid in your ears for quite sometime that you never noticed and failed to treat. I am talking like for years to have an effect. Ask you doctor if these are call factors and the % of these conditions causing this.
Roger Macario Profile
Roger Macario answered

Sensorineural hearing loss takes place when there is damage to the inner ear or to the nerve pathways to the brain.Sinusitis is the infection that affects the para-nasal sinuses which is known as the sinus cavity.Sinusitis may be caused due to allergy, cold and fungal infection.

Sinus related hearing loss occurs when the infection spreads to the ear, especially when it affects the middle ear.There are two type of sinusitis, acute and chronic,acute sinusitis may result in sinus related hearing loss but the condition does not lead to complete deafness and the hearing becomes normal once acute sinusitis is cured. On the other hand, chronic sinusitis generally results in temporary hearing loss which may develop into a permanent condition.

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