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What can cause intermittent hearing problems?

What can cause intermittent hearing problems?

3 things: There are three entities that quickly come to mind when only intermittent hearing loss are considered. 1.) impacted wax in the ear canal, 2.) middle ear fluid that comes and goes, and 3.) an entity called cochlear hydrops, an early form of Meniere's disease before vertigo and tinnitus occurs. ...Read more

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Slipped Disc (Definition)

The disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip, " a disk may move, split, or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape ...Read more


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Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

Complications: Hearing problems can be associated with adenotonsillectomy. Infection can set in causing matoiditis or periostis. Perforated tm can happen or irritation to the facial or auditory nerve. Visual problems this practitioner is not familiar with. ...Read more

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Could you teeth cause hearing problems?

No: But tooth infection or TMJ problems can, . ...Read more

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What can cause being light headed, blurred vision, and hearing problems? With no headach. Also I can be sensitive to noise

What can cause being light headed, blurred vision, and hearing problems? With no headach. Also I can be sensitive to noise

Could be: Migraine, but it is really difficult to tell for sure without examination. I think you should see a doctor, because it could be something serious. ...Read more

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Hi I have an allergy to dust mites can that cause hearing problems eg. Muffled also can it cause headaches and fatigue thanks?

Hi I have an allergy to dust mites can that cause hearing problems eg. Muffled also can it cause headaches and fatigue thanks?

Yes: Dust mite allergy causes chronic nasal congestion which may lead to eutachian tube dysfunction and muffled hearing. Once you treat the underlying congestion, the hearing should return to normal. Headaches are also resulting from nasal congestion and fatigue is reported in all allergy sufferers. You should see an allergist to help you with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?

Can a mother have HSV 2 and child have mild hearing loss, does that mean the child was passed on HSV 2 to cause hearing problems?

Transmission of an: Active HSV 2 infection during vaginal delivery leads to neonatal herpes encephalitis, not isolated mild hearing loss. Last case I saw was in 1976, thank God. Stop beating yourself up. There are over 200 genetic causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Chronic middle ear fluid can cause conductive hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss impacts academics. Ask child's doctors what, why, how & what to do ...Read more

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Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Yes: Decreased hearing, noises in the ears and pain would be the most common symptoms. Drowsiness can occur with most illnesses. ...Read more

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Suddenly developed tinnitus with mild ocassional ear pain and popping in ears when swallow. Evaluated by ent, no hearing problems noted...Causes?

Suddenly developed tinnitus with mild ocassional ear pain and popping in ears when swallow. Evaluated by ent, no hearing problems noted...Causes?

TMJ: Tmj dysfunction due to brusim and clenching can lead to trigger points in neck on top of back. Back of head and can radiate into a particular tooth in some cases. Tinnitus and an itchy feeling in ears is common. Get yourself evaluated by someone who works with myofacial pain and trigger points. ...Read more

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Can health anxiety/depression (severe) cause vision/hearing problems, headaches, muscle weakness at the same time? Eyes/ears are constant for weeks.

Can health anxiety/depression (severe) cause vision/hearing problems, headaches, muscle weakness at the same time? Eyes/ears are constant for weeks.

Yes: Depression and anxiety are both linked to somatic symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, weakness, headaches, etc. There are multiple ways to target these symptoms. Talking with your doctor, a counselor or psychologist will give you the best start at identifying changes that need to be made to help relieve these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hearing problems in children?

What is the definition or description of: Hearing problems in children?

Can't hear right: Hearing problems in kids can have 2 main categories of causes. There can be a problem with the ears and difficulty hearing, or there can be brain problems where you can't process or understand what you hear. Either can be considered hearing problems and both need thorough evaluation to figure out what's going on... ...Read more

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Hearing problems. At what age do I need aids?

Hearing problems. At what age do I need aids?

Any age: Many people have difficulty hearing as they age, but if hearing aids can help you hear, you're never too young to get them. ...Read more

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How you screen for hearing problems?

How you screen for hearing problems?

Hearing test: The only reliable way to screen for hearing loss is to get a hearing test (auidiogram). Your primary care doctor may be able to do this. You can also see an audiologist or an ent. ...Read more

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What can I do for hearing problems?

See ENT doctor: Hearing loss can be caused by many different things. See ENT doctor and have hearing test by audiologist to determine cause? Which will dictate treatment. ...Read more

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I would like help with my hearing problems?

I would like help with my hearing problems?

See a specialist: Without more specific information about the nature of your problem, it's hard to make recommendations. I suggest you see an ENT doctor and have a hearing test and have your ears examined. Then, specific recommendations can be made ...Read more

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At what age do people start having hearing problems?

At what age do people start having hearing problems?

When do they start: If you are in a rock band or work around load noices they can start when you are young. Generally around middle age. ...Read more

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What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

See below: Most common is hearing loss related to loud noises
loud bands construction shooting etc
protect ears from loud noises less likely is scarring from infections or perforations. Wax in ear can also affect hearing see doc for exam and or hearing test screen loud noise is hi freq hearing loss. ...Read more

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Do people with hearing problems usually end up feeling loneliness at later in life?

Do people with hearing problems usually end up feeling loneliness at later in life?

Not necessarily: It is depressing losing one of your special senses such as hearing. Elderly are prone to feel lonely due to lack of support from thierry loved ones, or loss of spouse. But if they have a hearing aid, and good support from family members, they should do well. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for doctors to be unsure whether or not a child has hearing problems?

Can it be possible for doctors to be unsure whether or not a child has hearing problems?

Yes: Depending on the age of your child, there are different causes of hearing loss and different tests that can be done. A standard hearing test may not pick up all types of hearing problems. An ENT specialist, specifically an otologist could be of assistance. ...Read more

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Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

Could too much earwax lead to permanent hearing problems?

No: Never say never, but ear wax impaction does not cause permanent hearing loss - only temporary loss until the wax is removed. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems?

Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems?

Maybe: It is possible that valerian root could help, because it has a weak valium-type compound. However, herbal supplements are virtually unregulated, so it's always a crap shoot as to exactly how much of the various compounds are in a given pill. ...Read more

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My friend overdosed on aspirin; how likely is he likely to have permanent hearing problems?

My friend overdosed on aspirin; how likely is he likely to have permanent hearing problems?

Depends: Depends on how much Aspirin was taken. If the dose of Aspirin was not extremely large, hearing should recover. ...Read more

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What substitute for hearing problems is the best?

What substitute for hearing problems is the best?

Depends on type: If it is conductive then could be from fluid or immobile hearing bones or perforated drum so surgery could help. If nerve loss then hearing aid. ...Read more

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Hearing problems, does anyone have any what are good home remediesthat would help?

Hearing problems, does anyone have any what are good home remediesthat would help?

Get a diagnosis: Before seeking home remedies, you need to know what kind of hearing problem you have. There is almost no chance of any vitamin or home concoction helping with mot kinds. Please seen an ENT and get a hearing test so that you can get some sound advice which will be tailored to your specific case. ...Read more

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My grandson age 7 thinksits funny to scream in my ear (i'm68withonegood ear). He thinks he's on the playground. Now I'm having hearing problems in my?

My grandson age 7 thinksits funny to scream in my ear (i'm68withonegood ear). He thinks he's on the playground. Now I'm having hearing problems in my?

Get Hearing Checked: Loud noise/sound can lead to hearing loss. It will be very important for you to see your doctor to test for any loss in your good ear. Your grandson's behavior is also alarming here. Seven year olds are able to comprehend that screaming directly into an ear is harmful. There must be zero tolerance for child's actions. Please discuss with parents to address/eliminate this harmful behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more