Did you know that fever--disease and illness that raise body temperature--can impair the cochlea--the auditory inner ear that transforms the sound in neural messages? Such damage will cause hearing loss. Some illnesses that include a high fever, for example, are encephalitis, jaundice, meningitis, and mumps. In this way, the tiny hairs and nerve cells in your inner ear can be susceptible to harm. Hearing loss is also caused by certain medications, natural aging, and loud noises.
Contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids to answer more questions about hearing loss.