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I listened to loud music and played in a loud band as a kid. Now I have difficulty hearing conversations in moderatly noisy rooms. Can i heal this?

I listened to loud music and played in a loud band as a kid. Now I have difficulty hearing conversations in moderatly noisy rooms. Can i heal this?

Nerves don't fix: The damage you do to the fine hearing mechanism from barotrauma is not like a laceration that will heal if you stitch it.Once you injure nerve cells, they are not forgiving. Chances of any improvement other than by selective amplification (hearing aids) is unlikely. ...Read more

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Difficulty Hearing Speech (Definition)

Difficulty hearing some speech is a symptom in which a person has trouble hearing and understanding speech, maybe due to partial deafness, fluid in the middle ...Read more


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Can 7th nerve palsy affect speech & cause high frequency hearing loss? Have had problems entire life. No droop, just no ability to do some things

Can 7th nerve palsy affect speech & cause high frequency hearing loss?  Have had problems entire life.  No droop, just no ability to do some things

Not usually: There are 5 branches to the seventh cranial nerve. None of these will affect hearing. Congenital speech and hearing loss is usally caused by other factors. You can see a neurologist to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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I was suffering from dim vision, difficulty hearing, clamminess and then unconsciousness. Why?

I was suffering from dim vision, difficulty hearing, clamminess and then unconsciousness. Why?

Difficult to say: Speak to your medical doctor about this episode. If it happens again, go to your nearest emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe headache on left side lasts 2 days. Difficulty hearing mostly on left side. Auditory brain test showed imbalance on left side of brain. Wat ist?

Severe headache on left side lasts 2 days. Difficulty hearing mostly on left side. Auditory brain test showed imbalance on left side of brain. Wat ist?

Hard to say.: The doc who ordered the test should know more about it. I would suggest seeing a neurologist who can consider additional testing if needed. ...Read more

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How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

Yes , You Can : First lots of social device agencies are available to help you, you may be eligible to medicaid which will cover all your needs , you practice practice & practice, who helped remarkable lady helen keller , think about it, you need more than hearing aid.If you have motivation and want it , you can do , good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden random indent on the back of my head/skull associated with loss of balance and difficulty hearing, headaches severe nausea ?

Sudden random indent on the back of my head/skull associated with loss of balance and difficulty hearing, headaches severe nausea ?

Headache: Sudden onset of headache, loss of balance, hearing loss and nausea needs immediate attention, You need a Ct scan to rule out increased intra cranial pressure from what ever the cause may be. ...Read more

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Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline. Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing. Bone growth?

Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline.  Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing.  Bone growth?

See ENT : Parotid glad and tumor or infection can do that! Could be aN enlarged node also- Be examined soon. May need imaging and even biopsy ...Read more

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I've had fluid in my ears since Saturday and am having difficulty hearing. I have also had sinus drainage and yellow phlegm, but no fever or pain. This morning I also had blood in my mucus. I am wondering if this is an ear infection or not?

I've had fluid in my ears since Saturday and am having difficulty hearing. I have also had sinus drainage and yellow phlegm, but no fever or pain. This morning I also had blood in my mucus. I am wondering if this is an ear infection or not?

Could be: but how did you know that you have fluid in your middle ears? was it a doctor's diagnosis, or did you mean fluid in external ears? both would affect your hearing, middle ear infection is considered by some ENT specialists as part of sinuses system, so sinusitis would mean middle ear infection as well, and might be your case. You may want to check with your doctor, meanwhile saline nasal washes ...Read more

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Blocked ears for over a year, difficulty hearing yet hearing test is normal, tinnitus, ear pain, ct scan normal, no fluid present, air going up Eustachian tubes. Originally disagnosed with ETD, doesn’t seem to be the problem now. Please help?

Blocked ears for over a year, difficulty hearing yet hearing test is normal, tinnitus, ear pain, ct scan normal, no fluid present, air going up Eustachian tubes. Originally disagnosed with ETD, doesn’t seem to be the problem now. Please help?

Eustachian tube dysf: Are you popping your ears 30 to 40 times a day?
This is what you need to be doing. Also take Flonase 2 sprays each nostril 2 x day. If this does not help, you may need a pressure equalization tube placed in both ear drums. This will allow the ears to equlibrate and you will not feel a pressure sensation there all day. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does high frequency hearing loss become a major problem?

Can you tell me when does high frequency hearing loss become a major problem?

Hearing loss: When it begins to impair your ability to communicate with fellow human beings. When that happens, you need to consider hearing aids or some kind of assistive listening device. ...Read more

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How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

How do you know when memory loss and progressive hearing loss are due to old age, and when it might be a more concerning problem?

By having an exam: An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or finding a way to reverse or slow these loss processes. Quality of life is very valuable and unnecessary decreases are tragic. Find out it there's reason to make improvements. Best! ...Read more

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I'm having a weird problem in my ears that kinda feels like fullness or pressure in my ear. I also have a little hearing loss. What is this?

I'm having a weird problem in my ears that kinda feels like fullness or pressure in my ear.  I also have a little hearing loss. What is this?

Hearing loss: You are having serious problems in the ear ramging from "fullness" to "hearing loss". Guess what. You need to consult your doctor asap. Get your ears evaluated to know the exact cause for the problem and to treatment options. ...Read more

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Hearing difficulties getting worse in restaurants. Time for eval?

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Hearing difficulties getting worse in restaurants. Time for eval?

Yes: If you cannot hear well in background noise you may have problem with sensorineural deafness or presbyacusis. Needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect ...Read more