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I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?

I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining you it is impossible to say what is going on. It is certainly possible that you have an ear infection, but in addition to an exam would need a full history before being able to make a diagnosis. Go and be seen. ...Read more

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Blocked nose, pains at the top and back of my head, pressure behind the eyes distorted vision, hearing problems and extreme fatigue had for over 2 yrs

Blocked nose, pains at the top and back of my head, pressure behind the eyes distorted vision, hearing problems and extreme fatigue had for over 2 yrs

B-blocker not reason: Constellation of symptoms consistent with migraine headaches. If b-blockers were started then, stopped these symptoms wouldn't be expected to have persisted. There are also metabolic reasons for migraine headaches such as low thyroid or low cortisol function. Labs done? Please don't try multiple rounds of antibiotics for sinus problems or get surgeries to drill holes in them. Not expected to work. ...Read more

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What can you do if your hearing becomes distorted?

What can you do if your hearing becomes distorted?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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By the end of the concert the applause sounded distorted. I didn't have tinnitus but do earaches and reduced hearing suggest permanent damage?

By the end of the concert the applause sounded distorted. I didn't have tinnitus but do earaches and reduced hearing suggest permanent damage?

Exam and tests: If this is a reoccurring issue I would see an ENT dr. Still, it doesn't necessarily mean any deamage...But won't know unless you get to the dr. ...Read more

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Biggest problem is my hearing is terribly distorted. On the phone voices sound exactly like the chipmunks in the xmas song. I use nasonex (mometasone) and astepro?

Biggest problem is my hearing is terribly distorted. On the phone voices sound exactly like the chipmunks in the xmas song. I use nasonex (mometasone) and astepro?

Get hearing test: You need an audiogram by your local ent. It might be a eustachian tube problem (which may be helped by allergy meds) but you can't know till you check your hearing out. ...Read more

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Can hearing aids cause frequency loss if not properly adjusted? I have distored/buzz sound when I raise my voice/laugh and my dr can't seem to fix it

Can hearing aids cause frequency loss if not properly adjusted? I have distored/buzz sound when I raise my voice/laugh and my dr can't seem to fix it

Hearing aid distorti: Unless your hearing aids are buzzing at a very loud (painful) level, they should not cause any frequency loss. It sounds like this is more of an annoying problem. Perhaps you need a different type of hearing aids. The newer digital devices solve a lot of feedback and distortion problems. ...Read more

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Pains in back and top of head distorted vision and disorientation with some hearing and cognitive issues but no headaches blood test and head MRI fine?

Pains in back and top of head distorted vision and disorientation with some hearing and cognitive issues but no headaches blood test and head MRI fine?

Why beta blocker?: Beta blocker itself very unlikely to cause this. Why did you take it (that is the underlying illness)? You may be having more symptoms from your underlying illness. If all tests negative then consider stress, but only after tests done. Classify "distorted" vision better. If solid evidence of structural illness then consider spinal tap - but only if you sure it isn't stress (may hate test). ...Read more

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How do I test my hearing?

How do I test my hearing?

See an: Audiologist for a hearing test. You PCP may prescribe a wax cleansing agent prior to the test if ear canals have wax impaction ...Read more

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Could hearing change at age 14?

Could hearing change at age 14?

Yes: Repetitive loud noise without hearing protection, trauma or infections could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read more

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How can I improve hearing levels?

How can I improve hearing levels?

Clean ears or aids: Occasionally getting the wax out of the ears will improve hearing, but otherwise hearing aids may be needed. ...Read more

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Can I permanently damage my hearing?

Can I permanently damage my hearing?

Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm losing my hearing?

How to know if I'm losing my hearing?

An audiologist: Can perform hearing tests that would help to determine this. Take care. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can occur in various ear conditions including wax, middle ear problems and more often without an obvious cause. Better to see an ENT doctor to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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I keep hearing about the amazing benefits of chaga mushroom. What are your opinions on it?

I keep hearing about the amazing benefits of chaga mushroom. What are your opinions on it?

Inonotus Obliquus: Chaga mushrooms (inonotus obliquus) is known for its antioxidant effects. Traditional uses included digestive problems, skin rashes and injuries, balancing chi & it has been purported to impact cancers and immunity. ...Read more

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Does TMJ effect hearing?

Does TMJ effect hearing?

Tmj: Generally, TMJ does not affect your hearing at all. It can mimic an ear infection, however. Deep-rooted pain, ringing, and occasional dizziness can occur as a result. ...Read more

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What can cause bad hearing?

What can cause bad hearing?

Deafness: Most commonly being around loud noises chronically. Head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, toxic metals or chemicals, allergies. Just getting older to some extent. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis affect hearing?

Can sinusitis affect hearing?

Yes: Your sinus is very close to your ears and infections can spread there ...Read more

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How do I fix my hearing problem?

How do I fix my hearing problem?

It depends: It depends on the type of the hearing loss and the severity. Hearing loss can be due to nerve damage and hearing aids often help. Hearing can be due to problems with the ear drum or ear bones in which often surgery is the answer. Sometimes both surgery and hearing aids are needed. See ENT for help. ...Read more

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What's involved in a hearing test?

What's involved in a hearing test?

Depends on the type: There are hearing screens and full blown hearing tests. Screens may be simple, brief tests where a soft-tipped probe is held gently in your ear, special sounds are emitted, and the response of the ear is measured by the machine. More formal tests involve wearing headphones in special, quiet booths or rooms and testing your ability to hear various sounds and sound strengths. All are painless! ...Read more

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What can I do for hearing problems?

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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Hearing, neck problems, what to do?

Hearing, neck problems, what to do?

Go see ur Family Doc: Be prepared to answer a bunch of questions. What kind of hearing problem? How long has hearing been a problem. Any exposure to loud noises? Any high pitched tones? Dizziness? Any injury or trauma? Car accidents? Swollen glands? Again, how long has neck been hurting? What makes it worse? Better? Any fever? Sore throat? Is pain in front or back? I'm sure my colleagues will have more questions to ask ...Read more

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How can a hearing test help a child?

How can a hearing test help a child?

See below:: The most important time for a child to learn language is in the first 3 years of life. In fact, children begin learning speech and language in the first 6 months of life. Research suggests that children with hearing loss who get help early develop better language skills than those who don’t. The earlier you know about a child’s hearing loss, the sooner you can make sure your child benefits from st. ...Read more

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Why am I hearing these muffled voices?

Why am I hearing these muffled voices?

Voices: Need more info. Are you on medications?, alcohol/drugs?, any health issues? . Best to see your doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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What should I expect at a hearing test?

What should I expect at a hearing test?

Various: There are various components to a comprehensive audiogram (hearing test). They include checking your responses to various test tones given at various pitches and volumes. Those test tones will be given via earphones as well as by bone stimulator behind the ear. You'll also be asked to repeat back spoken words and assessed for how accurately you do this and at what volume. ...Read more

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What is a hearing test like for a child?

Hearing test: For a 4--5-year-old child, peicture audiometry is good to use. For older children, pure tone audiometry is preferred. For younger children especially from the newborn period, hearing test using otoacoustic evoked potential is best. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a hearing problem?

What are some signs of a hearing problem?

Hearing problems: Turning up the tv, asking people to repeat themselves, unable to hear on the telephone, complaints of friends and relatives. These are the most common reasons people come in to have their hearing checked. ...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