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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. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

Hearing loss, or hearing impairment, is a partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, aging, infections, or trauma. Hearing loss may be temporary or permanent. Most causes of hearing loss are correctable or treatable. Sufferers should consult ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his 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


Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his 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