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Went to Dr have MRI scheduled for possible Optic Neuritis. Can this also be the cause of intermittent hearing loss and facial tingling on same side?

Went to Dr have MRI scheduled for possible Optic Neuritis. Can this also be the cause of intermittent hearing loss and facial tingling on same side?

Related : The underlying cause may be causing you other symptoms. First on the list would be multiple sclerosis. You need work up, which it sounds as if they are doing with MRI. ...Read more

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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


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How can I cure partial hearing loss?

How can I cure partial hearing loss?

Hearing loss: First we need to find out what is the cause of this loss of hearing. Some are curable such as wax , fur uncle, osteomas, ear drum perforations etc. Some like sensorineural hearing loss cannot be cured but can be helped. ...Read more

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Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Could I have hearing loss from a cold?

Yes: You could have a temporary decrease in your hearing related to congestion with increased ear pressure - or fluid in your ears. ...Read more

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How do I cope with complete hearing loss?

How do I cope with complete hearing loss?

Depends: If your hearing loss is sudden and recent you need to see an ear doctor immediately. If the loss has been developing gradually, then an evaluation to determine the type and cause should be undertaken. Then, depending on the form of loss and severity you might benefit from hearing aids, a cochlear implant or other interventions to regain sound perception. ...Read more

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How to know if I have permanent hearing loss?

Not difficult: Conductive hearing losses involving diseases of the middle ear may fluctuate and are usually correctable. Inner ear hearing loss, so called Sensori-neural hearing loss is usually permanent. Except in the early stages of Meniere's disease, inner ear hearing losses are usually permanent. Age, Noise, Ototoxic drugs, head injury, inner ear otosclerosis are a few of the permanent hearing losses. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing unilateral hearing loss?

Why am I experiencing unilateral hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Some of the causes could be wax , middle ear infections, perforated ear drum, eustachian tube malfunction, sensorineural hearing loss etc, get checked. ...Read more

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I have got sudden hearing loss? What should I do?

I have got sudden hearing loss? What should I do?

See an ENT: Sudden hearing loss is an ENT emergency. It could be something as simple as ear wax or it could be nerve damage related to a viral infection. There is a two week window to treat with steroids/anti-virals if there is any expected recovery if it is sudden nerve damage. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about sudden hearing loss and ringing?

Should I be worried about sudden hearing loss and ringing?

Yes: Sudden hearing loss can be irreversible. Prompt treatment with oral steroids has been shown to maximize chances of recovery, especially when that treatment is begun early after onset of symptoms. I would recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Hearing loss after intense workout, should I be concerned?

Hearing loss after intense workout, should I be concerned?

Any loss concerning: Any loss is concerning. If new, need to get checked out. Things may be done to help you. See an ent. ...Read more

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My child was diagnosed with hearing loss. What do I do next?

My child was diagnosed with hearing loss.  What do I do next?

See an ENT: There are many causes of hearing loss. See http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php an ENT specialist is the best physician to diagnose hearing loss and explain the treatment options. ...Read more

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