Updated 7th Jan 2014
Vital Signs: An Unwelcome Ringing – Discover Magazine
The young man’s ear pain was constant and debilitating, but doctor after doctor could not find the cure.
By Christopher Linstrom|Thursday, June 10, 2010
A selection of pubmed articles on hearing loss, ear problems and Lyme:
1) Should we routinely screen for Lyme disease in patients with asymmetrical hearing loss?
2) Lyme disease–a reason for sudden sensorineural hearing loss and vestibular neuronitis?
3) Sudden deafness and Lyme disease
4) Lyme borreliosis, an etiological factor in sensorineural hearing loss?
Hyperacusis (which is sensitive hearing). Lyme gets a mention..
The most common cause of hyperacusis is overexposure to excessively high decibel levels (or sound pressure levels). Some come down with hyperacusis suddenly by firing a gun, having an airbag deploy in their car, experiencing any extremely loud sound, taking ear sensitizing drugs, Lyme disease, Ménière’s disease, TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder), head injury, or surgery. Others are born with sound sensitivity (Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome), have had a history of ear infections, or come from a family that has had hearing problems.