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Yes: Yes, but your hearing loss could be either conductive or neurosensory. If neurosensory, can't be fixed surgically and hearing aid is your only option (and only if you have some hearing left). If it's conductive hearing loss, this can potentially be improved with surgery (tympanoplasty/ossiculoplasty). It's worth getting an audiogram and seeing an otologist to find out what your options are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CT: "Nonspecific focal opacification of a left mastoid air cell" but "No findings to explain hearing loss". What is this & what else could be wrong?
Mastoid air cells: are part of the sinus cavity and previous sinus issues can result in opacification on a CT scan. This does not usually cause hearing loss unless it is florid. There are variable causes of hearing loss and it would depend on the type of hearing loss, onset, progression, etc. Recommend seeing your physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
Most often wax: Fortunately, the most often reason is wax. People have a near complete blockage and can hear ok, when it becomes complete they feel "deaf." if not wax it can be middle ear fluid and rarely a viral illness that truly causes deafness. The key is is to see an ENT doctor right away as viral sudden deafness needs to be treated within 72 hours to have the best chance of recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many ways: It depends alot on the individual. Hearing loss of any degree can be very isolating. Hearing aids can help hearing loss and sometimes cochlear implants can give hearing to the deaf. In either case, it is difficult to understand others on the phone and in noisy environments, making communication more difficult. Early identification and treatment of deafness/hearing loss helps improve outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An autoimmune disorder can cause deafness although this is a rare cause. Certain medications have also caused deafness through toxicity. These situations show more rapid onset deafness rather than the more common gradually developing hearing loss which may be genetic or degenerative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to a concert last night that was really loud. I felt deaf for a while but got better. Today i'm still feeling slightly deaf, is this permanent?
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