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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
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 more
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
See below: Check with your ENT surgeon. If however, the ear drum or the ear ossicles are damaged there can be a decrease in hearing in the affected ear. ...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 more
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
No: In fact, one-sided hearing loss causes a loss of spatial discrimination of sound, which makes understanding speech in crowded situations more difficult. The brain will actually lose this capacity with disuse, so the best treatment is to amplify the failing ear with a hearing aid. The sooner, the better. ...Read more
Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more
Sudden loss hearing: If it only occurred for a few seconds, not likely of any concern. If it recurs, worsens, or lasts longer- then you need to seen ENT specialist asap. ...Read more
Non-specific: We would like to help you. But your statement of ear damage is so non-specific that as an otologist (ear doctor), I have no idea what you mean by ear damage. For example, do you have a hole in the ear drum, is a middle ear bone not vibrating, do you have an inner ear problem, vertigo, as I have stated repeatedly on health tap, we need diagnosis before we can help you. ...Read more
Husband has 40% hearing loss and ringing in ears. Will it get worse if he does not get hearing aids?
Hi, my friend screamed really loudly into my ear and now it feels 'full'. Will I suffer hearing loss?
Probably not: There are 3 small bones in the ear which have to do with sound conduction; these bones reflexively separate from each other when you are exposed to loud sounds so as to prevent damage to deeper structures. The problem should resolve within a day; if not would have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more
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