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I can't hear out of my left ear!? What can I do?

I can't hear out of my left ear!? What can I do?

See doctor: Could be an ear infection, fluid from a respiratory infection or a wax buildup. In addition, you may have somehow damaged the auditory nerve. See you doctor for an examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was shooting a gun yesterday and now I can't hear out of my left ear why may that be?

I was shooting a gun yesterday and now I can't hear out of my left ear why may that be?

Get ear examined : If you weren't wearing any protective gear for your ears, the loud noise could have ruptured your eardrum ...Read more

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I was shooting a gun yesterday and now I can't hear out of my left ear. Why may that be?

I was shooting a gun yesterday and now I can't hear out of my left ear. Why may that be?

Loud noise: Loud noises cause hearing loss. That's why shooters wear ear protection religiously. If the noise is loud enough, it can cause a perforation of the ear drum. Sometimes it improves over a few days. If not, see an ear, nose and throat surgeon. ...Read more

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I can't hear out of my left ear. It started after I went from high altitude to low altitude and it never popped on the way back to high altitude.

See an ENT doctor: Your complaint is common but unless you have an infection or underlying condition it is usually self limited. Your doctor can teach you how to "clear" your ears by releasing pressure through the eustachian tubes like scuba divers are required to do. If you have an otitis you will need treatment and an ENT is the expert you should seek. ...Read more

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My ear has been ringing all the time and it is affecting my life as I can't hear out of my left ear and I have been having severe headaches?

My ear has been ringing all the time and it is affecting my life as I can't hear out of my left ear and I have been having severe headaches?

Suggestions: There are several causes for focal ear issues, and your headaches may well be associated. Would contact your doctor and get this fully evaluated, as not clear why you, at 18, should be experiencing these changes. Likely will need a full audiological/ otological evaluation. ...Read more

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I can't hear out of my left ear and the left roof of my mouth is swollen, what is it?

Ear and mouth issues: See an ENT specialist right away. This could be a sinus infection. These start from nasal congestion or from various dental issues in the upper teeth. Occasional tonsil abscesses or masses could cause your symptoms. See the ENT doc right away! ...Read more

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Why can't I hear out of my left ear after I blew my noise?

Why can't I hear out of my left ear after I blew my noise?

Eustachian tube: May have blocked your eustachian tube, have fluid or blood in the middle ear, or perforated the ear drum. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Why can't I hear out of my left ear correctly when going to high altitudes?

Why can't I hear out of my left ear correctly when going to high altitudes?

The: Lower atmospheric pressure may be affecting tympanic membrane movement. Audiologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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I have had hearing loss and very acute pain in my left ear consecuti havely 5 times over the course of a month. What could treat it?

I have had hearing loss and very acute pain in my left ear consecuti havely 5 times over the course of a month. What could treat it?

See ENT: A hearing loss associated with pain strongly suggests otitis media (middle ear infection). Although it may still be a viral infection, it is time to see your physician, preferably and ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I got slapped really hear in my left cheek last night and when I woke up I was experiencing a little hearing loss in my left ear?

I got slapped really hear in my left cheek last night and when I woke up I was experiencing a little hearing loss in my left ear?

Child abuse?: If you're suffering from domestic violence or child abuse, call the confidential National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233. The severity of the slap could have caused mechanical trauma to the auditory system. See your physician immediately. http://www.thehotline.org/resources/resources/, http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/tc/ear-injuries-and-hearing-loss-topic-overview ...Read more

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What could cause temporary hearing loss in my left ear and darkened vision during exercise (high intensity only)? It goes away immediately with rest.

What could cause temporary hearing loss in my left ear and darkened vision during exercise (high intensity only)? It goes away immediately with rest.

Visual obscurations: Your description of visual losses with heavy physical exertion is consistent with what happens in cases of what used to be referred to as pseudotumor cerebri now goes by the name of (idiopathic intracranial hypertension). Hearing can also be affected if pressure inside the head suddenly goes up. Rest typically relieves the condition. You should visit a good neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the back of my left ear. It is painful to touch and doesn't move. Slight pain in neck and ear and slight hearing loss.

I have a hard lump on the back of my left ear. It is painful to touch and doesn't move. Slight pain in neck and ear and slight hearing loss.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen, especially if there is hearing loss involved. The most likely explanation is that you have an ear infection with fluid in the ear reducing your hearing and the lump you feel is an inflamed lymph node. Lymph nodes become enlarged and tender in infectious conditions. ...Read more

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My left ear has been an issue since July. Pain, pressure, hearing loss, some brown drainage that smells bad. Was told my eardrum is bulging. Help!?!?

See an ENT ASAP: Cannot be helped online, this is kind of emergency, don't sleep on it, ask your doctor for referral, see an ENT directly or through ER if you can't access the service, good luck ...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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Muffled feeling in left ear suddenly with some hearing loss. Is this permanent?

Muffled feeling in left ear suddenly with some hearing loss. Is this permanent?

Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Just had sudden temporary hearing loss in right ear. Last week I had ringing and buzzing. I can hear now again but less loud than left ear!

ENT ASAP: Might be something as simple as ear wax. Or it could be sudden hearing loss which can be permanent. See ENT doc ASAP for assessment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hearing loss in left ear without any physical reason?

What are the causes of hearing loss in left ear without any physical reason?

See below: The most common cause is eustacian tube dysfunction. This is where the tube becomes blokcked by swelling or fluid. ...Read more

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My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db. Left ear is 20db-80db. Any suggestion to cure?

My friend 18yr is havin type a bilaterally (bilateral sensorineural hearing loss) right ear is 20db-100db. Left ear is 20db-80db. Any suggestion to cure?

Consider hearing aid: Your numbers and description aren't quite right. I'm guessing there was a type a tympanogram, meaning no fluid and no conductive hearing loss. I'm guessing the there was a srt of 20 db in each ear, and an understanding score of 100% in the right ear and 80% on the left. The left ear needs further evaluation, recheck in 6 months. If having trouble hearing aids would be the best treatment. ...Read more

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My son 30 was turned down for a keratoma in left ear, navy. How serious is this surgery. He told them he had hearing loss before his first test?

My son 30 was turned down for a keratoma in left ear, navy. How serious is this surgery. He told them he had hearing loss before his first test?

Depends: Is this a cholesteatoma? If so, this is a surgery that necessitates typically 2 surgeries done on an outpatient basis separated by 6-12 months. If done by an experienced otologist/neurotologist, this is a routine procedure with return to most acitivites after a few days. ...Read more

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What can cause my 7 year old girl to have hearing loss she had it in left ear dr gave her medicine its getting better but now her right ear has it?

What can cause my 7 year old girl to have hearing loss she had it in left ear dr gave her medicine its getting better but now her right ear has it?

Likely otitis media: Otitis media is a condition typically characterized by the buildup of fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear space. This condition is quite common in children, with decreasing incidence as eustachian tube function improves with increasing age. If your child had a cold, it's quite possible for her to have one ear affected followed by the other. See ENT if symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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My BF's doctor has prescribed him Defza30 for 10 days for mild sensorineural hearing loss in left ear. What does this mean? Any side-effects? Source

Steroid: This medicine is a glucocorticoid which can help reduce inflammation. If there is information as a possible contributing factor to his condition, it may help. As with any medicine the side effect list is rather long. You can Google this. If he has a history of diabetes or stomach ulcers or kidney problems he should not take this medicine. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more