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"Hearing Loss" after a cold

G. M. Alf gmalf at gte.net
Wed Nov 12 11:51:48 EST 1997

On 11 Nov 1997 17:46:18 GMT, kimberski at aol.com (Kimberski) wrote:

>Every so often I evaluate someone who tells me they had a severe cold, sometime
> within the past year, and ever since that time they can not hear. Air, bone,
> and speech testing (at 40 dBHL, typically) are all normal!  Pure tone
> thresholds are between 0 and 10 dB, and air and bone line right up.   I
> recently had two in the same day!  The audiologist I work with says she has
> experienced this as well.   Does anybody have any ideas about this?   What
> might lead to this perception?   What to say to these people?  
>Kimberly Skinner

I'm just guessing but it may be due to a lingering sinus infection
that gives the sensation of being plugged.  


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