Allergies & Sinus Issues
Allergies are a major issue and allergens produce histamine antibodies to develop which lead to allergy symptoms, you might be familiar with like a stuffy nose, itchiness, and inflammation. When the sinuses become inflamed, either from infection, allergies or other sinus issues, it can cause a number of issues with your hearing and affect your ears.

It’s important to understand that all these areas and senses are interconnected. Inflammation in the sinuses can cause the glands between your nose and eyes to fill with mucus, more so than usual and it will block your nasal/sinus passages. Your sinuses and ear canal are very close together, so the blockage in your sinuses can cause the Eustachian tube to become inflamed and filled with fluid, leading to pressure on the eardrum.

Symptoms of Sinus Related Hearing Issues

  • Overall Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation of the Sinuses
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing Loss
  • Itching
  • Congestion
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Vertigo & Balance Issues

Sinus & Allergy-Related Hearing Loss
Hearing issues are very common among individuals with sinus or allergy problems, because of the interconnectivity of the areas. According to Dr. Rollins, in many instances, patients may experience unwanted hearing loss issues including:

  • Conductive Hearing Loss – A temporary condition that occurs when mucus and earwax prevent sound waves from flowing through the inner and outer ear. Conductive hearing loss can be caused by allergies or sinusitis, therefore it’s vital to treat such issues with the help of an expert like Dr. Rollins.
  • Sinus Congestion – Pain and pressure in the glands around the ears, as a result of excess fluid that’s unable to be drained. When this fluid presses on the eardrum, it causes discomfort and makes it more difficult to hear.
  • Tinnitus – A common condition, where patients might hear a rushing or ringing sound in their ears. This is a very common symptom of hearing issues and requires treatment.

For more information on sinus issues and hearing loss be sure to contact Dr. Rollins today.