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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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Sudden loss of confidence?

Sudden loss of confidence?

Has anything else: happened lately? The death or illness of a loved one? Problems at work with a boss or coworker? Conflicts with family members? Problems at school? Sometime a sudden lack of confidence is related to other things happening in your life. Meet with a therapist to figure out what maybe the matter. ...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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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

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Muffled feeling in left ear suddenly with some hearing loss. Is this permanent?

Muffled feeling in left ear suddenly with some hearing loss. Is this permanent?

Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Occasional hearing loss possible?

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Occasional hearing loss possible?

Yes: Occ hearing loss can occur when you have wax build up or a perforated ear drum and when you have a common cold. ...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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Sudden left ear feel clogged, some hear loss with tinnitus, vanishes in 3-7 secs, also ear (clicks) when someone stops speaking or noise stop?

Sudden left ear feel clogged, some hear loss with tinnitus, vanishes in 3-7 secs, also ear (clicks) when someone stops speaking or noise stop?

First thought...: if this is new, then the first thought would be eustachian tube dysfunction leading to fluid build up in the middle ear. Inflammation in the nose and/or throat (sometimes due to acid reflux) is a common cause. ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

ER visit ASAP: These are very worrisome signs and symptoms in one so young. Go to an er immediately (have someone drive you). Good luck! ...Read more

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Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Blackout? Temporary loss of sight and hearing!

Go to ER: If you had any of the above mentioned symptoms, i recommend going to the emergency room to rule out any life threatening conditions. Wishing you the very best! ...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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Can sudden weight loss come from my anxiety ?

Can sudden weight loss come from my anxiety ?

Sometimes: When anxiety is associated with depression and worry there is usually some loss of appetite and weight loss. ...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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What can cause dizziness, slow heart beat, and loss of hearing/vision?

What can cause dizziness, slow heart beat, and loss of hearing/vision?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are the causes sudden hearing loss?

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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Sudden loss of reflexes at doctors?

Sudden loss of reflexes at doctors?

Stress: Some times people tighten up because they know they going to tested that will lead to false result. This why doctors talk to the patient to take their attention off while doing reflexes testing. ...Read more

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What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

Many things: Wax, fluid, age, noise. If hearing is significantly different from opposite ear needs exam with hearing test and possible MRI ...Read more

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Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Seek treatment soon: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment. Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www.Entnet.Org/community/shlguideline.Cfm. ...Read more

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