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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?

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Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Acoustic neuroma: Usually is result of multiple ear infections as a child but you should see an ENT as soon as possible.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
No: high frequency hearing loss may be secondary to noise, inefection, or inherited. Hearing loss in one ear should be evaluated by an ENT doctor to determine cause

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