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I Cant Hear Out Of One Ear What Can It Be
Hopefully wax: Many possibilities including wax, middle ear fluid, inflammation of your hearing nerve. You need to have someone look inside your ear preferably an ENT doctor. If there is no wax you need a hearing test. If you have something called "sudden deafness" then medication needs to be started asap. Although the vast majority of patients who call my office with your complaint have wax, don't assume it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TMD: Grinding of the teeth or bruxism is an unconscious habit and represents oral tensional habits. However, this type of clenching rarely leads to an actual hearing loss, but more likely leads to a feeling of plugging or pressure in the ear. I would strongly recommend an ENT visit for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
After 11 days of vertigo should I still be a little dizzy and still not hear out of one ear at 80 %?
Get it checked: Eleven days of vertigo is not normal. Neither is having reduced hearing in one ear, especially if they began together. It may be recoverable (the hearing) if treatment is prompt, usually with steroids. The vertigo can mean something easily treated to something that is more serious. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Common for ear infct: During a middle ear infection the ear space fills with fluid and suppresses the hearing in the affected ear by ~ 40 decibells. This may continue for 3-6 weeks but gradually clears with treatment and hearing returns to baseline level. Have it checked if it doesn't improve. ...Read more
Can earwax build up damage hearing? My mom was cleaning my ears out & I suddenly can't hear out of one ear. Any solutions? It doesn't hurt.
Yes: There are 2 possible explanations for why you have hearing loss. Fist of all, depending on how your mom cleaned your ears, she may have pushed the wax further in and created an impaction causing hearing loss. Secondly, the cleaning process may have damaged the canal or tympanic membrane. Have your physician take a look inside and will know immediately which it is. ...Read more
I'm starting to think I have an ear infection as my hearing has gone in one ear. What can I do to clear this?
Medical standards: “Current hearing threshold level in either ear greater than that described below is disqualifying: (1) Pure tone at 500, 1000, and 2000 cycles per second for each ear of not more than 30 decibels (dB) on the average, with no individual level greater than 35 dB at those frequencies. (2) Pure tone level not more than 45 dB at 3000 cycles per second or 55 dB at 4000 cycles per second for each ear. > ...Read more
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