Hearing problems (factsheet)

MS can cause hearing problems, but only rarely. MS-related hearing problems are usually a short-term symptom. For example, they might come on during a relapse, and they usually improve once the relapse is over.

This factsheet covers:

  • How can MS can affect hearing?
  • What is happening in the brain?
  • Diagnosis
  • Managing MS-related hearing problems
  • More common causes of deafness or hearing problems

This factsheet is download only. For a large print version, please contact us: shop@mssociety.org.uk020 8438 0999

Find out more about our publications

Photo: Man with MS getting information at MS Life

About our publications

We're a certified member of the Information Standard and take pride in providing MS information you can trust.
Find out more about our information
Photo: Woman on laptop

Order a publication

You can order physical copies of one or more of our booklets in our online shop. If you need any help, email shop@mssociety.org.uk and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
Order publications online
Photo: Selection of MS information booklets and MS Society flags

Review our publications

We're always looking for volunteer reviewers to help us plan and create new information, and improve our existing information.
Email us to find out more