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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?
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
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
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
What can cause hearing distortions? I was sitting overhearing a conversation and all of a sudden the conversation sounded like it was in a tunnel, echoey and distorted voices. I couldn't understand the words. It lasted about 30 seconds
It MAY be something: As simple as needing the wax cleaned out of your ears or something more complex. Please see you doc who will help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Tinnitus: See an eent doctor for evaluation and therapy. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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