A 33-year-old member asked:
I have some hearing loss, my eustachian tube blocked. what is treatment?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Clogged ear/ hearing: When the eustachian tube is blocked and the ear feels clogged hearing can be reduced or muffled. If this occurred during a cold, and has persisted even though the cold is long resolved, then you may want to see an ENT to check if there is fluid in your middle ear and if you have hearing loss. Treatment will be based on findings. If this occurred due to allergies, antihistamines, nasal are helpful.
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Ventilation tubes: There is very little treatment directly to restore
ET tube function if it has been present for years. If it is of recent onset, decongestants, steroids may help. It there is fluid in the middle ear and the problem lasts for more than 6 weeks, ventilation tubes inserted through the ear drum can give you significant relief.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 7, 2018
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