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Hearing Loss Due To Slap In Ear
No: Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, does not have to be associated with a hearing loss. An audiogram can demonstrate a hearing loss. Remember, the human inner ear, even in the presence of normal hearing, may have loss of the organ of hearing for the very high frequencies, such as 10, 000 to 16, 000 cycles per second. This loss of hair cells in the very basal turn of the cochlea may cause tinnitus. ...Read more
Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason?
Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read more
Seek treatment soon: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment. Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www.Entnet.Org/community/shlguideline.Cfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hearing loss in my left hear with pain and also have ringing in the ear what could this be?
Hmm: You should see a doctor about this. Could be some fluid or infection, or something more serious . ...Read more
56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. What is causing this?
How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?
Variable. No. Rare:
Depends on the course of your disease. Sometimes no fluid builds up. Hearing loss is temporary. Eardrum would only burst if you developed pus in the middle ear and pressure built up. Rare.
Use OTC decongestants. Ask your MD about antibiotics. If no improvement, see ENT doc. ...Read more
No: Rather unusual and likely not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breathing: Careful weight lifting of heavy weights will not injure your ears unless you hold your breath and alter the pressure in your lungs and your ears. Heavy weight lifting is much like diving in that sense. If you hold your breath you risk pressure injury to your lungs and ears. Just pay attention to how everything feels, including joints and muscles, so you don't injure anything and risk a long layoff. ...Read more
If an accident affects the ear and causes minor hearing loss would it affect the person on the long run if not treated early?
Depends: If the cause is fluid/blood behind the ear drum, it will resolve spontaneously. If the cause is minor inner ear hearing loss, it will run its course. Some argue that steroids can reduce damage, but there is no definitive evidence that this is the case. If cause is hearing bone disruption, it will not resolve until surgically fixed. ...Read more
Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Temporary or reversible causes of hearing, wax in the ear, cold, eustachiantube dysfunction, fur uncle in the ear, osteoma in the ext canal, infections of the middle ear----any of the causes, please get checked. ...Read more
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