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Sometimes one ear will ring and I will lose my hearing for a moment. What does that mean?

Sometimes one ear will ring and I will lose my hearing for a moment. What does that mean?

Time?: If this is only for a few seconds, it is probably not a problem, it it is consistently happening and for longer than a few minuts, especially if it happens in only one ear, you should see an ENT and also have a hearing test. Sometimes the ear just makes noises (tinnitus) but it can be a sign of previous hearing damage or hearing loss. ...Read more

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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


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Feeling dizzy and everything sounds funny in my head. Cause for concern? A few weeks ago I had a cold that made me lose my hearing in one ear for days

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Feeling dizzy and everything sounds funny in my head. Cause for concern? A few weeks ago I had a cold that made me lose my hearing in one ear for days

Anxiety, see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I get dizzyness and headaches and when I lay on my stomach it feels like pressure in my head also feel like I lose my hearing in one ear even tho I don't I can still hear any ideas what this could be??

I get dizzyness and headaches and when I lay on my stomach it feels like pressure in my head also feel like I lose my hearing in one ear even tho I don't I can still hear any ideas what this could be??

Positional headache: Any time a headache changes with position it is a hood idea to get checked out just to be sure everything is normal in your brain. The feeling of fullness in the ear is also somewhat atypical for a regular migraine so I would be sure to ask your doctor about an mri. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in one ear with no hearing loss be fixed?

Can tinnitus in one ear with no hearing loss be fixed?

Depends on the cause: There are many different things that cause tinnitus. I recommend you see an otolaryngologist for a full evaluation. Be prepared with your medical ; surgical history and write down ahead of time all the medications (even herbals ; vitamins) that you're taking. Plan to discuss when your problem started and the quality of the tinnitus (high-pitched? Rushing sound? Continuous? Rhythmic? Etc...). ...Read more

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If I have hearing loss in one ear is it possible that the other gets better?

If I have hearing loss in one ear is it possible that the other gets better?

No: In fact, one-sided hearing loss causes a loss of spatial discrimination of sound, which makes understanding speech in crowded situations more difficult. The brain will actually lose this capacity with disuse, so the best treatment is to amplify the failing ear with a hearing aid. The sooner, the better. ...Read more

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Hi, my audioligist said I have a conductive hearing loss in one ear. 2k on up and is 80 decibel loss. I had this for 4 years. What can cause this.?

Hi, my audioligist said I have a conductive hearing loss in one ear. 2k on up and is 80 decibel loss. I had this for 4 years. What can cause this.?

Many reasons: It can be related to middle ear fluid, fixation of your hearing bones, or loss of integrity of your hearing bones. It may also be related to chronic infection. To determine the exact cause, you need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear for a few seconds. Is this anything to worry about?

Sudden hearing loss in one ear for a few seconds. Is this anything to worry about?

Sudden loss hearing: If it only occurred for a few seconds, not likely of any concern. If it recurs, worsens, or lasts longer- then you need to seen ENT specialist asap. ...Read more

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What does an ENT do when you come in with sudden hearing loss in one ear?

What does an ENT do when you come in with sudden hearing loss in one ear?

A hearing test: The first step is to determine the type and severity of the hearing loss by testing in a sound proof booth. The doctor will also examine and clean the ears. Many types of sudden hearing loss require urgent treatment. Call an ear, nose and throat specialist today. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

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 more

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Experiencing high pitched noise followed by pressure then hearing loss in one ear regularly.

Experiencing high pitched noise followed by pressure then hearing loss in one ear regularly.

High pitch: You MUST make an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor!
All should go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?

Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?

No: High frequency hearing loss may be secondary to noise, inefection, or inherited. Hearing loss in one ear should be evaluated by an ENT doctor to determine cause ...Read more

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Reduced hearing in one ear, occasional mild pain and slight occasional popping when I swallow and sensitivity to sound. Hearing loss, infection or fluid?

Reduced hearing in one ear, occasional mild pain and slight occasional popping when I swallow and sensitivity to sound. Hearing loss, infection or fluid?

Allergies?: Taking all the symptoms into account, you may have allergies. In addition, you may have a deviated nasal septum which would explain why your symptoms are predominately on one side. And ENT physician visit will be a good idea. ...Read more

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I keep losing hearing one ear and it has loud ringing. It only lasts a few seconds & doesn't hurt. It has happened 3 times today. Should I be worried?

I keep losing hearing one ear and it has loud ringing. It only lasts a few seconds & doesn't hurt. It has happened 3 times today. Should I be worried?

Hearing loss/ringing: Many things can cause both hearing loss and ringing but should be examined by physician especially if it occurs only on one side and together. ...Read more

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I (19) have meniere's disease for about a year. Can it be treated. At first only my left ear was ringing, but now both. Will I lose my hearing power.?

I (19) have meniere's disease for about a year. Can it be treated. At first only my left ear was ringing, but now both. Will I lose my hearing power.?

See an ENT doctor: Meniere's is difficult to "treat" permanently, but can often be "managed." what type of management depends on how bad your symptoms are and what level of hearing you have. You should be seen by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ringing in ears and hearing loss (side: one side only). After sleeping with my ear rested on a pillow.?

I am experiencing ringing in ears and hearing loss (side: one side only). After sleeping with my ear rested on a pillow.?

Tinnitus: The combination of recent tinnitus and hearing loss in one ear, with or without vertigo symptoms, calls for an evaluation by a neurologist or otolaryngologist as one cause is a brain tumor called acoustic neuroma. A brain ct scan or mri is usually part of the evaluation. If no neuroma is suspected or found, you will still get expert advice regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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I keep losing hearing in one ear then it comes back a few seconds to a minute later what could cause this?

Wax or eardrum: Several things can cause loss of hearing. Problems with the brain, the nerve, and the bones that conduct hearing usually don't come and go. Fluid behind the eardrum, retraction of the eardrum, or wax in the ear canal are causes of hearing that comes and goes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have an increased amplitude in one ear on a VEMP test bone conduction hearing? Tuning fork heard in same ear history of dehiscence

More info needed: The VEMP test is usually testing BALANCE issues. What are your symptoms???????? Ask question again with more clinical information! ...Read more

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For clogged ears, I used Debrox and Acu-life syringe, and much better hearing. However, I now have constant ringing in one ear (been 2 days). Help!

For clogged ears, I used Debrox and Acu-life syringe, and much better hearing. However, I now have constant ringing in one ear (been 2 days). Help!

Swimmer's Ear: You may have some residual fluid in your ear from the Acu-life flushing. Suggest trying an OTC swimmer's ear treatment for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Was sick. Went to doc. Took azythromycin and oxycodone. Blew nose too hard. Have slight ringing, muffled hearing in one ear 4 days and can't "pop" it.

Tha'r She Blows!!!!!: This is very common: blowing air back into your ear when blowing your nose but the overall congestion won't allow it to escape. Then after a while some fluid can collect, and then if that hangs out long enough it can become infected. If the fluid or air can be removed with decongestants you'll feel better. And be careful blowing the nose: gently, one nostril at a time. chewing gum may help too. ...Read more

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I had sudden loss of hearing in one ear and high pitch ringing that started 6 weeks ago. Ent injected prednisone in middle ear. Still no improvement?

I had sudden loss of hearing in one ear and high pitch ringing that started 6 weeks ago. Ent injected prednisone in middle ear. Still no improvement?

No oral steroids: Standard of care is still course of oral prednisone. Ear injection can be adjunct. While no guarantee to improve, studies suggest some benefit. Discuss with your primary whether Prednisone 60 mg for a week with taper is safe for you. ...Read more

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Lost total hearing in one ear due to strep throat. Now have ringing in ear and double vision with balance issues. Been 2 yrs now and nothing changes.

Lost total hearing in one ear due to strep throat. Now have ringing in ear and double vision with balance issues. Been 2 yrs now and nothing changes.

Go see your doc: You need an MRI of the head and a neuro consult. You could have a problem in the brain and it may be detected with an mri.
I am suspecting ms, but an acoustic neuroma is not out of the question either....A tumor or stroke is also a possibility. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

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 more