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I am nooticing hearing difficulties in only one ear. Next steps?

I am nooticing hearing difficulties in only  one ear. Next steps?

See below: Wax or fluid wax can wash out in shower sometimes try benedryl if fever or pain see ENT to eval for otitis media needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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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


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I had sudden loss of hearing in one ear and high pitch ringing that started 6 weeks ago. Ent injected prednisone in middle ear. Still no improvement?

I had sudden loss of hearing in one ear and high pitch ringing that started 6 weeks ago.  Ent injected prednisone in middle ear.  Still no improvement?

No oral steroids: Standard of care is still course of oral prednisone. Ear injection can be adjunct. While no guarantee to improve, studies suggest some benefit. Discuss with your primary whether Prednisone 60 mg for a week with taper is safe for you. ...Read more

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Lost total hearing in one ear due to strep throat. Now have ringing in ear and double vision with balance issues. Been 2 yrs now and nothing changes.

Lost total hearing in one ear due to strep throat. Now have ringing in ear and double vision with balance issues. Been 2 yrs now and nothing changes.

Go see your doc: You need an MRI of the head and a neuro consult. You could have a problem in the brain and it may be detected with an mri. I am suspecting ms, but an acoustic neuroma is not out of the question either....A tumor or stroke is also a possibility. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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I have lost my hearing in one ear?

I have lost my hearing in one ear?

Get a hearing test: If this happened acutely it is likely you have fluid in your middle ear that is interfering with your hearing. Less likely, it could be a true one-sided hearing loss due to a neurologic problem. Get an audiology exam - many hospitals do these for free. If it is abnormal, follow up with an "ent" specialist - an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Keep getting a ringing in my ears. Help?

Keep getting a ringing in my ears. Help?

Many causes: There can be many different causes for ringing in the ears, or tinnitus.... You should have a regular check-up with your family physician. Can be blood pressure, medication side-effects, for example- the dr may refer you to ear, nose, throat specialist; also, a dental exam may be needed, to examine for TMJ disorder.... ...Read more

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I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it i feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!? Can u plez suggest me what to do !?

I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear  for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it i feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!?  Can u plez suggest me what to do !?

Peroxide for earwax: Peroxide progressively breaks down earwax with repeated use. I recommend that my patients use 5 drops in their affected ear 2-3 times a day for 7 days when their ear is filled with wax. It is not unusual for ear to feel clogged and for hearing to be muffled until the wax resolves. You can see your local otolaryngologist for a thorough ear cleaning. ...Read more

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Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?

Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?

Serous otitis media: You are describing symptoms of fluid behind the ear drum which moves when you move your head forward and backwards. Change in hearing, dizziness and ringing in your ears all can be caused by this condition, serous otitis media. Vertigo is caused by an inflammation of the semi-circular canals behind the ear drum and resolves when treated. See your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Right after jumping in the lake a sharp pain and deaffening in ear. Preassure and hearing loss 50 year old male

Right after jumping in the lake a sharp pain and deaffening in ear. Preassure and hearing loss 50 year old male

Hole in eardrum?: You may have had one of two scenarios: 1. You had a hole in your eardrum and jumping in the lake led to water going into your middle ear space, which hurts. The water is retained leading to infection producing hearing loss. 2. You pushed a column of water with so much pressure that your previously intact ear drum ruptured producing pain and hearing loss. Possible infection. Get it examined. ...Read more

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I have a bilateral hearing loss and wear hearing aids. I have itp. Black ear wax and pain in my ear?

I have a bilateral hearing loss and wear hearing aids. I have itp.  Black ear wax and pain in my ear?

Hearing loss: Get this checked out. You could have a ruptured ear drum. The black wax could be dried blood settling into the wax. That could be why your hearing aids aren't working. ...Read more

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I am losing hearing in my right ear and have consistent ringing. What should I do?

I am losing hearing in my right ear and have consistent ringing.  What should I do?

See a ENT doctor: Get your hearing checked with an ENT doctor. Rule out the presence of infection and rule out any TMJ disorders. ...Read more

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I had water in my ear so I used ear drops for swimmers ear. Now I can't hear and the drops are stuck in my ear.

I had water in my ear so I used ear drops for swimmers ear. Now I can't hear and the drops are stuck in my ear.

Get ear checked.: If your over the counter remedy hasn't fixed the problem, and you have lost your hearing then you definitely need to have a doctor peer inside your ear to make sure that you haven't developed a hole in your ear drum, or gotten a middle ear infection. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ear drop if necessary. ...Read more

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Hi so I am traveling in 7 days my ear is clogged and I have been drinking my amoxicillin pills and putting in my ear drops. will my ear unclog by then?

Hi so I am traveling in 7 days my ear is clogged and I have been drinking my amoxicillin pills and putting in my ear drops. will my ear unclog by then?

Blocked ear: It is difficult to say. It appears that you are being treated for both otitis media and otitis externa. If there is fluid in the middle ear, you will have difficulty traveling by air. The most difficult part will be landing. You really should see your doctor prior to traveling and see if your condition has improved. There are other treatments that can be used for eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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I was born w/scar tissue in my ears causing hearing loss.would cochlear implants help at all with hearing?

I was born w/scar tissue in my ears causing hearing loss.would cochlear implants help at all with hearing?

Probably not: Cochlear implants are replacements of the nerve endings where you have CONDUCTION problems. STAPES IMMOBILIZATION may help you! SEE AN ENT (*EAR NOSE THROAT) Specialist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Be examined: With those symptoms you should see an ear nose and throat surgeon to sort out the cause. This is not normal. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had ringing in both my ears. Ent found no wax, no hearing loss. Noise is louder now and disturbing. Please help. Ty?

I have had ringing in both my ears.  Ent found no wax, no hearing loss. Noise is louder now and disturbing. Please help.
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Ask ENT for more inf: The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. In the absence of such loss, look for other factors: caffeine, alcohol, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, medication side effects, stress/anxiety. Occasionally, antidepressants have been used for refractory cases of tinnitus. Supplements such as lipoflavonoids are helpful in a minority of patients. Ask the ENT whom you saw for more guidance. ...Read more

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I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (of the nerve that carries sound). It could be age related, hereditary, or form damage from constant exposure to loud noises (gun fire in the military, loud rock music etc., ) or rarely after some antibiotic use and eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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