Sickness and Hearing Care: Understanding the Connection in NYC’s Flu Season

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Hearing Health

As New York City navigates through its seasonal wave of illnesses, many residents are experiencing a common yet often overlooked symptom: ear fullness or pain. At ZN Audiology, we understand that these symptoms, while seemingly benign, can be indicative of deeper auditory issues.

Our commitment extends beyond routine hearing aid appointments to a deeper care for your overall hearing health.

The Impact of Sickness on Hearing

During episodes of sickness, especially in a city as populous as New York, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience ear-related symptoms. These can range from a feeling of fullness in the ears to acute pain. While these symptoms might be temporary, they can also signal more serious conditions such as ear infections, Eustachian tube dysfunction, or even hearing loss.

Why Ear Fullness and Pain Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Ear fullness and pain can be more than just discomfort; they can be your body’s way of signaling that something is amiss in your auditory system. These symptoms can be caused by various factors—including fluid buildup, pressure changes, or infections—which, if left untreated, can lead to more severe health complications.

ZN Audiology: Your Partner in Hearing Health

At ZN Audiology, we don’t just treat symptoms; we aim to understand and address the root cause of your ear-related issues. Our experienced audiologists provide comprehensive evaluations to ascertain if your symptoms are a result of a common cold, an earwax buildup, or something that necessitates further medical intervention.

The Importance of Timely Intervention

Ignoring symptoms like ear fullness or pain can lead to prolonged discomfort and potentially irreversible damage to your hearing. Early detection and management are crucial in preventing complications and ensuring the health of your auditory system. At ZN Audiology, we stress the importance of seeking professional help at the onset of such symptoms.

Our Comprehensive Care Approach

We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of audiological services that go beyond hearing aid fittings. Whether it’s diagnosing an ear infection, managing tinnitus, or providing custom ear protection, our team is dedicated to offering personalized care tailored to each individual’s needs.

Educating and Empowering Our Patients

Education is a key component of our approach at ZN Audiology. We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their hearing health, allowing them to make informed decisions. Our team is always ready to provide insights and advice on how to maintain optimal ear health, especially during sickness.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you’re in NYC and experiencing ear fullness, pain, or any other hearing concerns, don’t wait. Our expert team is here to ensure that your hearing health is not compromised during this flu season.

We also focus on preventive measures to safeguard your hearing health. Simple steps like regular ear hygiene, avoiding loud noises, and using protective gear can go a long way in maintaining your hearing health, especially during the flu season.

At ZN Audiology, we are committed to providing comprehensive hearing care that extends beyond the treatment of symptoms. We understand the complexities of the auditory system and are dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of our patients. Reach out to us for an evaluation and take proactive steps toward maintaining your hearing health.

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Zarina Naizam, AuD, CCC-A

Zarina Naizam, AuD, CCC-A, is a licensed clinical audiologist practicing in New York State. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in pre-med from Long Island University and a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University, Dr. Naizam specializes in adult and pediatric hearing testing, as well as the fitting, programming, and repairing of all makes and models of hearing aids. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Driven by personal experience, witnessing the impact of hearing impairment on her mother's life, Dr. Naizam became inspired to improve the lives of others through better hearing. Her passion lies in helping patients restore their ability to connect with their loved ones, recognizing the emotional impact of hearing loss on individuals and their families. To stay up-to-date with advancements in technology, she regularly attends seminars and workshops.