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A 60-year-old male asked:

Hi! i had a hearing test which showed "mild hearing loss in both ears." i still hear worse out of my right ear--sometimes sounds like right ear is hearing "under water." could i have tumor or neuroma/malignancy? drs. not giving endoscopes dueto covid?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Hearing test: Request a hearing test from an Audiologist and this may lead to a diagnosis. Watch for fever, signs of infection such as drainage from the ears.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hearing loss: I would certainly would not put neuroma or malignancy high of the differential diagnosis list for mild hearing loss on audiogram & the sound you hear in your right ear. A lot of information can be obtained from examination of the ear - such as - is there fluid behind the tympanic membrane that could be causing symptoms. I would start with your PCM.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2020

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