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I am seeing a net tomorrow for dizziness lightheadedness and vomiting I have also had 3 falls due to balance. No hearing loss and no fullness in ear ?

I am seeing a net tomorrow for dizziness lightheadedness and vomiting I have also had 3 falls due to balance. No hearing loss and no fullness in ear ?

Right thinking: Seeing an ENT doc is a good choice. You MAY have a sinus or inner ear infection. The doc will help you w/diagnosis and treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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I am a brain tumor survivor, had 5400 rad s in 1985. Just within last 2 month have experienced significant hearing loss. Is this to be expected?

I am a brain tumor survivor, had 5400 rad s in 1985.  Just within last 2 month have experienced significant hearing loss.  Is this to be expected?

Possibly: It depends on whether the inner ear was radiated to a dose higher than its tolerance (typically, starting above 45 gy or 4500 cgy.) you can ask your radiation oncologist to evaluate their radiation treatment plan to check. Audiologists can determine if the hearing loss is conductive (middle ear problem) or sensorineural (inner ear problem.). ...Read more

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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What is noise induced hearing loss?

What is noise induced hearing loss?

Like it sounds: Hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, assessed by both intensity and duration of exposure, is defined as noise induced. It may be noise in a workplace, military service, recreational, etc. In some cases, it may not be permanent. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden hearing loss?

What would cause sudden hearing loss?

May be simple: May be related to something as simple as ear wax impact ion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

Many possibilities: Common innocuous causes are wax, ear fluid/infection, etc. Relatively emergent causes would be either viral or ischemic (loss of blood flow to inner ear). Unfortunately, it is difficult to distinguish for the patient what the cause of their loss may be, so the prudent thing to do is see an ENT immediately if your primary md doesn't seen an obvious cause. Early treatment may improve recovery. ...Read more

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How severe is an 80 percent hearing loss?

Quite severe: Nerve deafness or conductive deafness with a 80% loss of hearing is quit severe. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...Read more