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Doctor insights on: Hearing Loss Due To Slap In Ear

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Can someone tell me if ringing in the ears really a sign of hearing loss?

Can someone tell me if ringing in the ears really a sign of hearing loss?

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

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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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Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Various reasons: 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

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Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

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

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What to do if I have ringing in ear & hearing loss?

What to do if I have ringing in ear & hearing loss?

Ear: You really need to check it out as soon as possible. It may just be wax but it also might be a sudden hearing loss which requires treatment with steroids as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible for swimmer's ear to cause hearing loss?

Is it possible for swimmer's ear to cause hearing loss?

Temporary: Swimmers ear is an infection of the external ear canal, and you may have temporary hearing loss. Once the infection is cleared your hearing may be restored. ...Read more

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Could having something stuck in your ear cause permanent hearing loss?

Could having something stuck in your ear cause permanent hearing loss?

Generally not: Having something stuck in the ear canal will not cause permanent hearing loss unless a complication occurs like a significant infection. This would be not common. ...Read more

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Can getting water in one's ear when showering cause damage/hearing loss?

Shower water in ear: Getting water in one's ear during shower will not cause a middle ear infection or hearing loss. A very distant possibility is an external ear infection like in swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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Does bodybuilding/heavyweight (i.E bench press) can cause ear damage/hearing loss?

Does bodybuilding/heavyweight (i.E bench press) can cause ear damage/hearing loss?

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

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Might it be possible that a a person suffer hearing loss from excess childhood ear surgeries?

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

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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

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

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

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Is there any way to induce hearing loss if you pick your ear with your pinky?

Is there any way to induce hearing loss if you pick your ear with your pinky?

Hearing loss: Not really. Your pinky is much bigger than your ear canal. You could irritate the outer part of the ear and cause a buildup of flaky skin. That might cause you to feel like hearing is less but you cannot cause permanent hearing loss with your pinky. ...Read more

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What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

Many things: Wax, fluid, age, noise.

If hearing is significantly different from opposite ear needs exam with hearing test and possible MRI ...Read more

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What could the cause temporary hearing loss in my right ear be?

What could the cause temporary hearing loss in my right ear be?

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