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A 61-year-old male asked:

With hearing better in left ear than in the other ear and one bout of tinnitus and acoustic neuroma not indicated, what would be other possible causes of reduced hearing in right ear compared to left ear?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Unilateral hearing i: There are.many causes of unilateral hearing impairment besides acoustic neuroma including wax,trauma genetics, viral or bacterial infection or even old head trauma. If you can't get a definite diagnosis from your ENT, consult a neurootologist at a department of otolayngology at a university hospital near you.
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