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Intermittent Deafness In One Ear
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
Very common: This is because fluid has likely built up in that middle ear area and it's like trying to hear underwater. First, be patient - these almost always clear on their own. If old enough, have child chew gum, "pop" ears like you do on a plane, eat gummy bears. If pain develops, then need to see doc, otherwise try to wait it out a bit over next couple of weeks and see if hearing returns. ...Read more
Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?
Yes: Conductive type of deafness.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason? Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?
This test: measures the "connection" between the outside (cochlear) hearing organ and the brain itself! It is used for a number of hearing/balance issues besides acoustic neuroma. You should discuss this question with the Health Care Professional who ordered the test....(good advice for ALL MEDICAL TESTING!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Longtime deafness,history otorrhea, underwent right tympanoplasty 10yrs back complete loss of hearing in left side,Hearing defect in right side,Rx ?
See your ENT: It's not clear whether you are describing a change in your current hearing, or looking for ways to improve your hearing. In either case, an ENT specialist would need to examine you, discuss your current hearing patterns, and then work out a plan of care with you. Please make an appointment and see what can be done. ...Read more
Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more
Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, pulsatile tinnitus is a condition where a blood vessel is beating against a bone of the skull. When this happens, it transmits sound waves thru the bone to the ear. It is a condition that needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be caused by a vascular tumor deep within the skull that could be dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more
Hearing heartbeat in left ear when laying and changing position. Short periods of muffled hearing in same ear. Daily headaches in back of head.
Likely noncaddiac: Normal heart beats can frequently be heard by patients when they lie on their side or ear. It's a common complaint i hear in the office. We title it "cardiac awareness". Uncertain why it manifests itself to patients when it does. I suspect this is not a cardiac abnormality. Headaches obviously shouldn't be treated lightly. Common allergies on up to more important organic causes may be responsible. ...Read more
Heaviness in left ear.. Audiogram shows little deafness in their.. Pressure -9dapa in left and -7 in r8 ear.. Whatsapp me +918866887386 dont have mony?
Not enough: info send audiometry results before i can help u. cant make of dapa ...Read more
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