Can ear mites cause hearing loss?

Yes, if an ear mite condition is left untreated for a long period of time it can cause trauma to the ears and ultimately cause hearing loss.

Common signs of ear mites are frequent scratching, profuse shaking of the head, scratching of the head and ears with gently rubbing, reddish brown or black debris accumulating in the ear, excessive ear wax build up, and sometimes bad odors. Sometimes ear mites will also cause sores behind the ears and on the face from scratching.

It is very important to treat ear mites as soon as you see the ear mite symptoms on your pet. This should insure your pet does not suffer hearing loss due to ear mites. We treat ear mites with our PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray and PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray.

The PetsBestRx Healing and Protection Spray is made to clean out the debris from the ear and also to help heal any ear infections that may have been caused by the mites. The PetsBestRx Mitactin Spray is used to kill the ear mites in the ear and dehydrate the ear mite eggs and larvae.

We do offer our All Stop DE-Story Pest Control Eco Dust to treat your home for ear mites. This is a food grade diatomaceous earth powder that is completely safe to use around kids and pets as well as yourself. This product can be used indoors and outdoors.

We also offer to liquid disinfectants for treating ear mites in your environment. These are our PuraCleenRx Disinfectant Spray and PuraCleenRx Xtreme Cleen. One is a ready to spray home disinfectant and the other is a concentrated disinfectant cleaner for your home.

More on “Can ear mites cause hearing loss.”

In cases of severe ear mite infestation, history of repetitive infections and untreated cases, hearing loss can be the ultimate result. Hearing loss can be termed as the most common and hazardous ailment resulting from an ear mite infestation.  As these mites predominantly reside in the ear canal or other parts of the ear, an injury to your pet’s hearing device is quite probable. Hearing loss can range from mild loss in hearing sensitivity to complete deafness depending upon the damage to the ears.

The ear mites cause severe inflammation in the ear’s auditory canal and may damage the tympanic membrane which will result in a partial or complete deafness. Ear mite infestation is usually bilateral that is, it affects both the ears at the same time, and one ear is affected rarely. So in cases of bilateral infections both the ears may lose hearing ability resulting in complete deafness of your pet.

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