A 44-year-old female asked:
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i have lost some hearing in left ear, no fluid in ear, failed tympanic pressure test, what could the cause be? going for mri in 8 months.

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Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
40 years experience Radiology
Talk to your doctor: At your age, possible causes for decreased hearing in one ear include a benign nerve tumor called vestibular schwannoma, and middle ear disease. The failed tympanometry would tend to point to the middle ear, possibly a chronic infection or a benign process called cholesteatoma. If MRI is not readily available, a ct of the middle ear (temporal bones) may at least help rule out some conditions.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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