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Severe headache followed by hearing loss and numbness of face all on the same side ?

Severe headache followed by hearing loss and numbness of face all on the same side ?

ER visit: Hello, sudden changes like the ones you are describing would prompt me to order an imaging study of your head. Go to an er. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...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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What is causing my dizziness? 2 months straight every day I am constantly dizzy, not lightheaded. Had clean mri. No headaches or hearing/sight loss.

What is causing my dizziness? 2 months straight every day I am constantly dizzy, not lightheaded. Had clean mri. No headaches or hearing/sight loss.

Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Commonly, these symptoms are related to inner ear dysfunction which is most often caused by inflammation of the nerves which help us keep our balance. Typically, this will get better on its own. There are some causes of dizziness which are more serious and since your symptoms have been present for 2 months, it is a good idea to see your personal doctor. ...Read more

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Can using headphones many hours every day cause any health problems? Like hearing loss or headache or something else?

Can using headphones many hours every day cause any health problems?  Like hearing loss or headache or something else?

Noise important: Wearing the head pones should not cause a problem, but if they are very loud, the sound can cause hearing loss. ...Read more

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My ears hurt along with headache pressure loss of hearing and major dizziness I tried cleaning them what should I do now ?

My ears hurt along with headache pressure loss of hearing and major dizziness I tried cleaning them what should I do now ?

See your doctor: You relate a set of symptoms that could describe several issues. Ear or mastoid infections, migraine related symptoms, or problems of the inner ear can create pressure like discomfort or pain in the ears, fluctuating hearing loss and dizziness. The true cause lies in the details and your doctor can sort through these with a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad headache, crazy dreams and sleep talking, short term hearing loss?

What to do if I have bad headache, crazy dreams and sleep talking, short term hearing loss?

Headache specialist: and sleep specialist for complete evaluation and sleep study. Once diagnostic is confirmed. treatment is available. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in right ear for over a yr. Hearing loss. Headache and fatigue. How serious could this be. Appt made. Migraine sufferer as well.

Constant ringing in right ear for over a yr.  Hearing loss. Headache and fatigue.  How serious could this be. Appt made. Migraine sufferer as well.

Unilateral tinnitus: You could be VERY lucky and have impacted cerumen - I wish!
Possibly you have a treatable condition of excessive fluid in the inner ear and this is treatable. Recommend see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more

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Can subclavian steal cause transient hearing loss, pulsating sound l ear, cranial pressure feeling, gray vision followed by intanse headache ? Ty

Can subclavian steal cause transient hearing loss, pulsating sound l ear, cranial pressure feeling, gray vision followed by intanse headache ? Ty

Maybe: The blood flow in the inner ear could be affected. Have you had your steal treated? If not, i would see an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Headache (constant but varies strength) tingling scalp, hiss in right ear 33% hearing loss, family doc say no wax blockage or infection.

Headache (constant but varies strength) tingling scalp, hiss in right ear 33% hearing loss, family doc say no wax blockage or infection.

Headache: If you have been cleared medically, check with your dentist about possible TMJ dysfunction which can cause similar symptoms, impacted wisdom teeth, or any other oral facial infections. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

TMJ: It sounds like 'classic' TMJ, but a severe case. I recommend an ENT visit to examine the jaw for TMJ and also your ears and hearing to see if it's all related. Might be something else, but a good head and neck exam should pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden ear changes: Hello, this is a case for your local ENT specialist. He/she will review your MRI scan. If the MRI was of your brain, a detailed exam of the temporal bones may be needed as well as a audiogram. ...Read more

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11 weeks ago mild head trauma. Ct & MRI showed bruising of brain. Fatigue, insomnia and hearing loss issues.Anyway to combat fatigue and headaches?

11 weeks ago mild head trauma. Ct & MRI showed bruising of brain. Fatigue, insomnia and hearing loss issues.Anyway to combat fatigue and headaches?

Head Trauma: Neuroptimal neurofeedback is very helpful for patients recovering from head injury. I helps the brain function optimally and can help with the headaches and possibly the fatigue. Contact zengar.Com for a neurofeedback therapist in your area or arrange for a home training unit. There are several practitioners in nyc. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hearing loss?

What are the tests for Hearing loss?

Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more

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What are some names for hearing loss?

What are some names for hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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What might lead to this hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve(8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Yes: You could have a temporary decrease in your hearing related to congestion with increased ear pressure - or fluid in your ears. ...Read more

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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

Depends on the type: Hearing loss can occur from mechanical or nerve problems. A wax impaction, fluid in the middle ear or severe pressure changes in the middle ear can all cause sudden hearing change. Viral inflammation of the hearing nerve or blocked vessels supplying the nerves of hearing can also cause a sudden change in acuity. You should see a doctor and get a hearing test. In nerve changes, time is important. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of hearing loss?

What are the main causes of hearing loss?

Too numerous: The major causes of hearing loss in childhood are genetic, infection, and trauma. In adults, the major causes are age, noise, head injury, genetics, various antibiotics and also impacted wax. A total list of causes of hearing loss would be too large to mention in this limited space. But I think these are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Hi what medecine is good for hearing loss?

Depends: This is a difficult question to answer. Some hearing loss is due to damage to the inner ear and there is no good medical treatment. Other hearing loss is due to obstruction of the ear canal, damage to the eardrum or middle ear and there can be medical or surgical treatments for this. You need to see an ENT doctor and have an exam and hearing test. There may be some help for you. ...Read more

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Is hearing loss something to be scared about?

Is hearing loss something to be scared about?

Treatable: Most hearing loss is treatable in one way or another. First you need to know what is the cause and if there is a chance it can improve on its own. Is it allergies or infection or something with the cochlea or hearing nerve? You need to see an ENT to discuss the options for treatment. From medicine to hearing aids to certain surgeries even to cochlear implantation, treatment is available. ...Read more

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What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Temporary hearing loss can be from various causes. E.G. A plugging of the outer ear canal with ear wax can occasionally cause hearing loss. Loud noises and explosions can cause temporay loss and also with firing guns etc. Clogging of the middle ear and eustachen tubes also can give temporary hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is it true that mastubation causes hearing loss?

No: If everybody who masturbated had hearing loss the world would be deaf. There is absolutely no truth to your concern. ...Read more