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Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus.. But i'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?
Could hydrocephalus be related to recurring sudden unilateral hearing losses with almost complete recovery, intermittent tinnitus or ear congestion?
Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39
Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more
Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more
I am deaf, (neural deafness) from few months sometimes i experience slurred speech. Is my deafness responsible for slurring of speech?
Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason? Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common cause for sudden drastic blurring of vision in both eyes, onset of dizziness with nausea, headaches, ringing ear in a 62 yo diabetic male?
Acute stroke: B"sd serious buisness. First thing to think about is a brainstem stroke with is a minutes count emergency. Other possiblity would be labyrinthitis, which can be very symptomatic with vertigo, nausea and vomiting. Would the presume that the patient is already under emergency care and IS getting better ...Read more
Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe ear pain day 6 post-tonsillectomy 4 past 2 days. Also noticing mild hearing loss. Is hearing loss common after tonsillectomy?
Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed as child with otosclerosis, last couple years been having fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo episodes, ringing in ear. Possible misdiagnosis?
Mri pretty normal. Occasional dizziness, frequent tinnitus and minor hearing loss. Could I have ménière's at 21 years old?
Menière's : Yes, menière's can occur at any age. ...Read more
Very common: This is because fluid has likely built up in that middle ear area and it's like trying to hear underwater. First, be patient - these almost always clear on their own. If old enough, have child chew gum, "pop" ears like you do on a plane, eat gummy bears. If pain develops, then need to see doc, otherwise try to wait it out a bit over next couple of weeks and see if hearing returns. ...Read more
Had ear infections continuously for past 8months,atm random onset of severe nausea,partial loss of hearing in one ear,dizzy,shaking,ear feels full?
May be Meniere's: What you describe sounds like it may be Meniere's disease. Patients with Menieres' typically have periods of ear fullness and hearing loss in one ear, tinnitus, and bouts of vertigo and nausea which may last several hours. You should have this evaluated by an ENT MD. In the meantime, limit your dietary sodium as this frequently contributes to the symptoms. ...Read more
I'm having problems with my ears. Some symptoms include a twitching eardrum, ringing, dizziness, pressure and some hearing loss. What should I do?
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical standards: Being unable to hear can be a matter of life and death in some environments. ...Read more
3 major causes: Deafness is a result of irreversible damage to the ear. Most common is damage from loud noises. Excessive noise will kill ear cells. Next is infection of the inner ear. Viruses, especially cmv, and forms of meningitis kill off ear cells. Tumors of the ear nerve (acoustic neuromas) cause progressive deafness. Rare genetic conditions can result in deafness. ...Read more
Emergently, if at al: Sudden loss of hearing is considered a medical emergency. If the hearing loss is nerve hearing loss, and not due to fluid behind the ear drum, the most common treatment is high dose steroids, usually orally, if this fails, we will frequently inject steroids through a numbed ear drum. If the hearing loss is severe this might not have much effect. Fluid behind ear drum needs time, or a tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deafness: Hello. You pose a very interesting question. The best way to answer your question is to try to describe sensory loss. Imagine being blind. It would be a devastating occurrence however like a deaf person, you would adjust and acclimate. Fortunately there are surgical procedures now that can help restore hearing. Such as cochlear implants. This gives hope to those with hearing loss. ...Read more
Hearing loss: The most likely cause is loud noise exposure. Either work related or socially (walkman, studio 54 etc...). We also live in a more noise polluted environment and our ears are essentially over worked. ...Read more
Lack of hearing: Deafness is the term applied to the total or partial inability to perceive sound. ...Read more