A member asked:

Hi doctors. i have documented mild to moderate hearing loss in both ears but at times i still notice that i can sometimes hear better or worse out of one ear than out of the other ear--what might this be? could it be an acoustic neuroma or a tumor?

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Large number of patients your age, develop hearing loss due to life-long noise exposure and degenerative change. An acoustic neuroma is typically unilateral and is accompanied by additional neurological problems. The symptoms do NOT vary from side to side. If the concern for a tumor is preoccupying your thoughts, discuss your issue with an otolaryngologist.

Answered 5/25/2021

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