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What could cause temporary hearing loss in my left ear and darkened vision during exercise (high intensity only)? It goes away immediately with rest.

What could cause temporary hearing loss in my left ear and darkened vision during exercise (high intensity only)? It goes away immediately with rest.

Visual obscurations: Your description of visual losses with heavy physical exertion is consistent with what happens in cases of what used to be referred to as pseudotumor cerebri now goes by the name of (idiopathic intracranial hypertension). Hearing can also be affected if pressure inside the head suddenly goes up. Rest typically relieves the condition. You should visit a good neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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During an easy workout, I became very ill, with muffled hearing, confusion, limpness of body, hot sweats, numbness and unresponsive. On 2 occasions?

During an easy workout, I became very ill, with muffled hearing, confusion, limpness of body, hot sweats, numbness and unresponsive. On 2 occasions?

Urgent medical: Attention is required to investigate the cause of yours symptoms. You Will certainly need a cardiac work up and if all clear from the cardiac perspective will need in depth medical evaluation. Do not delay seeking care for these worrisome events. Identifying a cause will allow treatment that may be life saving. ...Read more

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I am experiencing what I think is exercise induced hyper tension. After exercise I start getting tunnel vision, nausea, and hearing loss till I stop.?

I am experiencing what I think is exercise induced hyper tension. After exercise I start getting tunnel vision, nausea, and hearing loss till I stop.?

Exercise: Tunnel vision and hearing loss could be a sign of loss of oxygen to your brain. Do you get headaches? Do you have any history of drug use? This needs to be evaluated ASAP. Would not exercise and definitely not exercise to the point those symptoms appear until you see an MD. ...Read more

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I have had unilateral hearing loss for five years. During this time the ear affected has produced no earwax. Why? A blockage maybe?

I have had unilateral hearing loss for five years. During this time the ear affected has produced no earwax. Why? A blockage maybe?

May be unrelated: First it is important to determine the cause of your unilateral hearing loss. A deep plug of impacted wax could be a cause, but you need a thorough exam, complete hearing evaluation, and professional assessment of these results. It would be a mistake to assume the hearing loss is due to wax blockage. The loss of hearing in one ear can be a signal of more serious conditions and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Masturbation during tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy healing period causes hearing loss in the operated ear?

Masturbation during tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy healing period causes hearing loss in the operated ear?

RIDICULOUS RUMORS!: Any way you can take out full page adds in major newspapers & publish the following statement-- PARENTS, PLEASE STOP PASSING ON NONSENSE RUMORS TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT MASTURBATION. IT'S NORMAL TO MASTURBATE. WE KNOW YOU DID IT AS WELL & YOU GREW UP JUST FINE WITHOUT BIZARRE DISABILITIES. DON'T DICTATE POLICY TO MOTHER NATURE. LOVE- YOUR UNNECESSARILY SCARED, WORRIED, AND NAIVE LITTLE MONSTERS! XXOO. ...Read more

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Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Several causes: Several causes can produce left earache, tinnitus, decreased hearing, such as: Otitis externa (swimmer's ear), acute labyrinthitis, otitis media (middle ear infection), Ménière's disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing deficit), eustachian tube dysfunction, mastoiditis (mastoid sinus infection/inflammation), and others. A physical exam is needed with your physician to identify the cause. ...Read more

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How to handle hearing loss?

How to handle hearing loss?

Audiogram: The answer to the question is first, you must be told if it is a conductive or sensori-neural hearing loss. The former may be surgically correctable and the latter may be possibly corrected with amplification. You must have a hearing test (audiogram) and interpretation of the audiogram by an otologist. ...Read more

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Can you reduce hearing loss?

Can you reduce hearing loss?

Yes: Protect your hearing. Reduce noise levels if possible - watch the level you use a music player (like an ipod). Wear ear plugs or hearing protection when around prolonged loud noises - mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of hearing loss?

Hearing loss: What did you say? Could you say it again? I couldn't hear you! Sorry, I couldn't resist! In all seriousness, you'll notice hearing loss when you can't understand spoken word, find yourself straining to carry on conversation, missing out on key parts of movie, radio & other entertainment. Or your partner/friend/family might repeatedly tell you to turn that darn thing down. Start w/your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Can hearing loss change with age?

Can hearing loss change with age?

Yes: Naturally one loses some hearing with the aging process. ...Read more

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How could you fake a hearing loss?

How could you fake a hearing loss?

Malingering: Faking medical symptoms for some sort of gain is known as malingering. Most doctors would not want to support that effort. ...Read more

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Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

No: As annoying as it might be, I have not heard or read hearing loss that resulted from barking of a dog. ...Read more

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What is noise induced hearing loss?

What is noise induced hearing loss?

Like it sounds: Hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, assessed by both intensity and duration of exposure, is defined as noise induced. It may be noise in a workplace, military service, recreational, etc. In some cases, it may not be permanent. ...Read more

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How to cope with total hearing loss?

Coclear implant: If both ears are severely deafened, a cochlear implant can restore your hearing. If one ear is totally lost and the contra lateral ear is within normal limits, a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) can also be considered. ...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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What are the tests for Hearing loss?

What are the tests for Hearing loss?

Hearing tests: A hearing test is what can be done to check the hearing. Ideally it should be done in an Ear nose and throat doctor's office as they have the sound proof booth that is important to have while administering the tests. If you are not in a sound proof room the results are not as good. The Ent doctor is the person that can definitely look at the ear to make sure that there is no anatomical problem. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden hearing loss?

What would cause sudden hearing loss?

May be simple: May be related to something as simple as ear wax impact ion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more

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What are some names for hearing loss?

What are some names for hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve (8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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What might lead to this hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Loss of hearing is generally categorized into conductive and sensorineural. Conductive implies a problem in the external ear, ear drum or three tiniest bones in the middle ear. The sensorineural deafness is due to disease of the auditory nerve (8th cranial nerve) or the cochlea (hearing apparatus). ...Read more

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How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

How can loud noise cause hearing loss?

Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts electrical activity. If the electrical activity is intense or prolonged... It can damage the neural mechanisms of the inner ear. It is similar to any nerve damage that can happen with any other nerve of the body if it is injured. ...Read more

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Is an 80- percent hearing loss severe?

Is an 80- percent hearing loss severe?

Absolutely: I would consider that any hearing loss greater then 60% is severe. ...Read more

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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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Possible causes of sudden hearing loss?

Many possibilities: Common innocuous causes are wax, ear fluid/infection, etc. Relatively emergent causes would be either viral or ischemic (loss of blood flow to inner ear). Unfortunately, it is difficult to distinguish for the patient what the cause of their loss may be, so the prudent thing to do is see an ENT immediately if your primary md doesn't seen an obvious cause. Early treatment may improve recovery. ...Read more

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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

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 more

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What can be causing hearing loss&vision?

Ophthalmology Exam: You need a complete eye exam from an ophthalmologist / neurophthalmologist in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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