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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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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

Hearing loss, or hearing impairment, is a partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, aging, infections, or trauma. Hearing loss may be temporary or permanent. Most causes of hearing loss are correctable or treatable. Sufferers should consult ...Read more


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Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Neurosyphilis: Incredibly rare in this era, however, tertiary syphilis can cause neurological symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. A simple blood test can determine this. ...Read more

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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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Feeling like on a boat when walk or standing. Dizziness now and then. No nausea, no hearing loss, no ringing in ears. Balance good. Inner ear issue?

Feeling like on a boat when walk or standing.  Dizziness now and then. No nausea, no hearing loss, no ringing  in ears. Balance good. Inner ear issue?

Could be: With the lack of hearing loss and only symptomatic on walking or standing, make me believe that is due to a sensory ataxia or due to something like migraine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

TMJ: It sounds like 'classic' TMJ, but a severe case. I recommend an ENT visit to examine the jaw for TMJ and also your ears and hearing to see if it's all related. Might be something else, but a good head and neck exam should pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing chronic (every 3 weeks or so) vertigo/nausea due to problems in my left ear that has had tinnitus and hearing loss for 20 years.?

I'm experiencing chronic (every 3 weeks or so) vertigo/nausea due to problems in my left ear that has had tinnitus and hearing loss for 20 years.?

Inner ear disorder: With a history of such symptoms going on for 20 years i would be suspicious you are dealing with a disorder of the inner ear. The symptoms of recurrent vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus are a classic description of meniere's disease. However, there are other causes for this same complex of symptoms so you cannot confirm the diagnosis without proper evaluation and testing. See your doctor. ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more