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Doctor insights on: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Symptoms

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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect ...Read more


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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

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 more

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Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Related: We usually think of it as the other way around. But, there can be tinnitus with normal hearing. Get a formal hearing test from an ent/audiology team and see what's really going on. There are ways to treat tinnitus without surgery. ...Read more

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Occasional hearing loss possible?

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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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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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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbyacusis: Presbyacusis (like presbyopia) is a form of sensorineural deafness where it becomes increasingly difficult to understand speech. In other words speech discrimination is lost/diminished. ...Read more

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Do childhood earaches cause hearing loss later?

Do childhood earaches cause hearing loss later?

Depends: One problem in the pre-antibiotic era was a condition where the ear bones became immobile because of chronic infections.There is even a specialty of ear docs who would replace them. With today's availability of meds and monitoring this is seldom a problem. Any time they have a middle ear infection there is a transient decline in hearing, but it usually returns to baseline after it clears with rx. ...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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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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What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

What causes gradual hearing difficulties?

See below: Most common is hearing loss related to loud noises loud bands construction shooting etc protect ears from loud noises less likely is scarring from infections or perforations. Wax in ear can also affect hearing see doc for exam and or hearing test screen loud noise is hi freq hearing loss. ...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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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

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

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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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Could TMJ cause permanent hearing loss?

Could TMJ cause permanent hearing loss?

Probably not: Afaik there is no correlation between permanent hearing loss and TMJ disfunction. ...Read more

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What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

What's the history of hearing loss, or hearing impairment with age?

Gradual HF loss: Many people will experience gradual bilateral high frequency loss with age. In some the loss will become severe enough that it interferes with ability to discriminate voices or hear in general. Some hearing loss is clearly attributable to noise exposure, but some is likely genetic as well. ...Read more

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