Health Tip: Hearing Loss May Be Temporary
(HealthDay News) -- While hearing loss may be present from birth or come on gradually as a person gets older, it isn't always permanent.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says temporary hearing loss may be caused by:
- A blockage in the Eustachian tube.
- Wax buildup inside the ear.
- An ear infection, or an object lodged inside the ear.
- A head injury.
- A perforated or scarred eardrum.
- A reaction to certain medications, such as aminoglycosides, chloroquine, or quinidine.
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