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Nerve Damage Hearing Loss Treatment
Ruptured eardrum from a slap 2 wks ago. It was a large hole & I have definite nerve damage & hearing loss. It was patched. Extreme itch & pain now? Y
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
From last 55days tinitus (sbjctv) without hearing loss, started with earpain (for first4days), doctor says it will take time to recover from nerve damage?
Is it ever possible to get enough hearing back to join the military if I fractured my temporal bone w/ hearing loss due to nerve damage?
Depends: See an ear specialist in your area for proper testing, and thank you for your desire to serve and protect. ...Read more
I went to an ENT for hearing loss after irrigating my ear. He told me I have nerve damage, Gave me steroids. Didn't help. He said all I can do is wait?
2nd opinion: You would do best to ask your ENT to clarify the diagnosis. There may be more information from the testing that we do not have at this point. Would consider a second opinion if that is not satisfactory. ...Read more
My child was born with moderate hearing loss due to nerve damage, Chiari malformation, a droopy eye that doesn't produce tears, and possible seizures. The only thing I did different with her than my other children is take Zofran while pregnant with her. C
Is there a cure for tinnitus when hearing loss is reduced cos of diabetic neuropathy. Moms ENT had giver her tinnex (calcium blockers)before test. Help?
Tinnitus: Your Mum must see the Ear specialist as soon as possible. If things are not improving you should consider a consult with a different Ear specialist. ...Read more
Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness)?
Scam: Leeches have been used experimentally for skin ulcers, but the crazy stuff that's being endorsed by celebrities nowadays (putting them on acupuncture points, using them with castor oil massages, and so forth) is just silly. They'll target hereditary hearing loss because you may be desperate, real science has little to offer, and wishful thinking makes people say it seems to be working. Good luck. ...Read more
Mom has tinnitus cos of hearing loss caused by diabetic neuropathy. Left ear 30% & right ear 35% loss. ENT has giver her tinnex. Will it work. Advise. Thx?
Unclear: A recent trial to examine this drug was suspended and trials of other drugs have not shown efficacy. Importantly, she should speak to her doctor for help managing her blood sugars to reduce the risk of further diabetic complications. There are alternatives to helping reduce the the severity of the tinnitus as well as associated side effects of the tinnitus. Please have her speak with her doctor. ...Read more
Ear tubes: If simple medical managment has failed, ear tubes can easily bypass the eustachian tube and alleviate the pressure. Mot commonly placed in children under a brief anesthetic, tubes can be placed in adults in the office. For a brief video on middle ear fluid and the ear tube procedure, see http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=aitswaq711k. ...Read more
My ears itche, have irratation and I have low hearing loss. I have done home treatment and off the shelf as well. What is the cause of this?
Prob. Ext. L otitis: Itching irritation and mild decreased hearing are all symptoms of external otitis. If otc's haven't helped, need to see health care practitioner. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids that is causing hearing loss. My ENT only recommends a hearing aid. Is there another treatment?
My daughter has some hearing loss when suffering from allergies. Is there a natural treatment that would eliminate the fluid in her ears?
I have a small bump in my ear, but not in the canal. I'm having pain in my ear as well as some hearing loss. Painful when touched. Pimple? Treatment?
ENT doctor: Is whom you need to see, or your primary doctor, exam is needed for a correct diagnosis and better management, don't try to find treatment online, good luck ...Read more
Hello Doctor Mandel! A month ago I suffered from acute labyrinthitis with veritigo and vomiting, hearing loss on my left ear. Now I still have noise in my left ear and sometimes steadless. What you can recommend as treatment? Thank you ver much!!!
Machinery and rest. Doing valsalva will help. It may take another few days and all your symptoms will go away.
Good luck. ...Read more
How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.
Yes, You Can: First lots of social device agencies are available to help you, you may be eligible to medicaid which will cover all your needs, you practice practice & practice, who helped remarkable lady helen keller, think about it, you need more than hearing aid. If you have motivation and want it, you can do, good luck. ...Read more
Sudden hearing loss in a 14 year old. She woke up without hearing in her right ear on oct 28th. We have completed all of the standard tests and treatments with no recovery. After reading all of the articals out there, the only end result I can see is th
This: This question does not relate to ophthalmology. I would advise an ophthalmologist to refer this patient to an ENT physician immediately. ...Read more
5 months of Vestibular neuritis, brain MRI ok. I am still getting dizzy and foggy, despite 1 month of therapy is it normal? No hearing loss!
Clarification: You do NOT have "vestibular neuritis", as this is a short-term infection, lasting maybe 2-3 weeks. Would suggest you have otological testing to see if you have Meniere's, otolithic dysfnctn such as benign positional vertigo, or even perilymphatic or endolympatic fistula. See otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Had 1951 pediatric radiation treatments for a sarcoma on the right mandible. It caused hearing loss, thyroid, dental problems. How should I handle it?
Need more info: Having radiation treatment in the jaw can lead to numerous complications. Especially at an early age. Growth influence possible. Living into sixties is a blessing and tribute to your medical care. However need more information about what dental problems you are experiencing. Caries, tooth loss, dry mouth, bite problems, etc. ...Read more
Have sudden hearing loss in left ear. Went to doctor, no wax build up. Just recently got over a case of vertigo. Went to physical therapy which cured?
With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?
Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage I would notice vision loss. Sound right?
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?
Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the pressure to the point that vision loss does not progress or slows to the point that you will never go blind during your lifetime. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?
Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist I hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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