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I have a mild-moderate degree tinnitus. I can understand almost every conversation. Im also a drummer. How do I prevent further hearing loss/tinnitus?

I have a mild-moderate degree tinnitus. I can understand almost every conversation. Im also a drummer. How do I prevent further hearing loss/tinnitus?

Nerve Injury: The chronic exposure to intense, loud noise trauma has likely caused sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). You need to protect your ears from loud noise using ear plugs. You also need to follow with your ENT for surveillance audiograms. You can decrease your tinnitus by using a hearing aid specific to your frequency loss. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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What to do about hearing loss, tinnitus and ent?

What to do about hearing loss, tinnitus and ent?

You have the answer: When you have a hearing loss associated with tinnitus, you must see an ENT doctor for a diagnosis and possible treatment. If it came on suddenly, you need to see the doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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30% ear drum perforation, (not in middle) little hearing loss, tinnitus is present, been a month now how long could it take to heal?/will it?

30% ear drum perforation, (not in middle)
little hearing loss, tinnitus is present, been a month now how long could it take to heal?/will it?

Ear perforation: Tympanic membrane perforations can take a bit of time to heal. The best thing to do is see an ENT for the perforation and tinnitus. ...Read more

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I had mastoidectomy. 12 weeks ago. Discomfort. Fullness in ear. Some hearing loss, tinnitus , high pitch constant , adding 2 fatigue, normal? Can b fix?

I had mastoidectomy. 12 weeks  ago. Discomfort. Fullness in ear. Some hearing loss, tinnitus , high pitch constant , adding 2 fatigue, normal? Can b fix?

Yes: Most often after a mastoidectomy, dissolvable packing materials are place in the ear and need to be cleaned out by your ENT surgeon. You should have had at least 3 visits by now, if not than call to make an appointment for an exam. This can cause ringing and hearing problems. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any evidence that delayed onset noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus can manifest itself years after severe noise exposure?

Help! need to know if there's any evidence that delayed onset noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus can manifest itself years after severe noise exposure?

Yes: Noise induced hearing loss is cumulative. It may not be noticeable until you get beyond a certain threshold. Or, you could be getting an overlap between noise induced hearing loss and age associated hearing loss (presbycusis). See an ENT doc to sort things out. ...Read more

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34 y/o male, pressure in right ear with impaired hearing, fluticasone (indirectly) cleared pressure, 12 months later hearing loss and tinnitus. Ent?

34 y/o male, pressure in right ear with impaired hearing, fluticasone (indirectly) cleared pressure, 12 months later hearing loss and tinnitus. Ent?

See ENT: Yes, see an ENT doctor. I personally do not believe that a topical nasal steroid would improve eustachian tube function. But what is important is that if you have a hearing loss and tinnitus, you need an otoscopic (ear) exam and an audiogram (hearing test). ...Read more

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I have profound senioural hearing loss with severe tinnitus. Would a baja help me to hear what behind me. In a crowd I am overwhelmed by all the noise?

I have profound senioural hearing loss with severe tinnitus. Would a baja help me to hear what behind me. In a crowd I am overwhelmed by all the noise?

Baha implant: These are used for severe single sided deafness in many cases, thus you must have good hearing in one ear. They can also be used for conductive hearing loss of one ear. I don't know if your hearing loss is bilateral, but if it is, this aid would not help. For profound bilateral hearing loss, you either need conventional hearing aids or cochlear implants. ...Read more

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Have inflammed inner ear nerve. How long for prednisone to start relieving symptoms (tinnitus, hearing loss)? On 100mg, 90 mg then 4 more days tampering by 20mg. Today took dose 2, feel the same.

Have inflammed inner ear nerve. How long for prednisone to start relieving symptoms (tinnitus, hearing loss)? On 100mg, 90 mg  then 4 more days tampering by 20mg. Today took dose 2, feel the same.

Vestibular Neuritis: I assume a full work up has been done including MRI of brain and inner ear to rule out other cause of Tinnitus and hearing loss, if that's the case it depends how soon the treatment has been started, if it has been started early in course all symptoms should be resolved soon, if not mild hearing loss could persists. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Related: We usually think of it as the other way around. But, there can be tinnitus with normal hearing. Get a formal hearing test from an ent/audiology team and see what's really going on. There are ways to treat tinnitus without surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have tinnitus but no hearing loss?

What does it mean if I have tinnitus but no hearing loss?

Tinnitus: You can have tinnitus without hearing loss. Tinnitus is a condition that produces ringing noise in the ear. It may be due to various causes. ...Read more

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Chronic tinnitus without any hearing loss is that possible?

Chronic tinnitus without any hearing loss is that possible?

yes: Tinnitis is a symptom, not a disease. Chronic tinnitis is a descriptive problem that can occur for several reasons. Noise, or ringing in the ears (tinnitis) can be a signal of damage to the ears for any reason, including medication toxicity, excessive noise or trauma. It is still best to have it evaluated, to see if there is some unknown hearing loss, or ear problem that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Tinnitus and hearing loss after clubbing for 5 hours. What should I do?

Tinnitus and hearing loss after clubbing for 5 hours. What should I do?

Wait: Loud music from a night club can result in your hearing temporarily diminishing and ringing. After a period of days to months, the hearing should improve. ...Read more

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I know tinnitus is a sign. But how often is tinnitus a foreshadow of total hearing loss? If that's around the corner, I want to be mentally ready. :(

I know tinnitus is a sign. But how often is tinnitus a foreshadow of total hearing loss? If that's around the corner, I want to be mentally ready. :(

No relationship : Tinnitus does not in any way project the severity or progression of hearing loss. The two are not related in this way. Hearing typically degrades very slowly over time. The average person loses 5 to 10 dB of hearing per decade from the age of 30 onwards. You're not going to lose your hearing soon. Do you see in ENT for an exam and full audiometry. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more