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Intermittent Hearing Loss
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?
May Not Be Able: Depending on the cause, you may not be able to reverse any hearing loss. You may only be able to protect what you have left. See your doctor to determine the cause of the loss. If it can be treated, they will start treatment. If it cannot be fixed, then learn how to protect what you have left. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Temporary hearing loss can be from various causes. E.G. A plugging of the outer ear canal with ear wax can occasionally cause hearing loss. Loud noises and explosions can cause temporay loss and also with firing guns etc. Clogging of the middle ear and eustachen tubes also can give temporary hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question: Sudden deafness, if not caused by impacted wax, is still controversial. But the most common causes are viral infection, vascular occlusion of a small artery supplying blood to the inner ear and there has recently been some supportive evidence of a genetic link to sudden deafness. This is one of the few otologic emergencies which requires immediate diagnosis and possible treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the type: Hearing loss can occur from mechanical or nerve problems. A wax impaction, fluid in the middle ear or severe pressure changes in the middle ear can all cause sudden hearing change. Viral inflammation of the hearing nerve or blocked vessels supplying the nerves of hearing can also cause a sudden change in acuity. You should see a doctor and get a hearing test. In nerve changes, time is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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