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My wife has symtoms starting out with waking up with super sensitive hearing, fatigue vertigo laying on side headache vision issues over 6 mo. Off&on?
2 times I've gotten dizzy, fell & blacked out. 2day I fell & my knee cracked hard. After, I get super dizzy & my hearing gets muffled. What is this?
Blacking out: is a worrisome symptom you need to go to the ER and be checked. ...Read more
Noise: Although some lose hearing from inherited problems or local disease, the most common cause of hearing lose in younger people is exposure to noise. People at especial risk are rock musicians, foundry workers, riveters, and servicemen on flight decks of aircraft carriers. Older folks can get loss from what is called presbyacusis, the loss of hearing of the elderly. ...Read more
Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more
Yes: Hearing aids will make sounds louder. If you are deaf, cochlear implants will give you sound and speech detection and understanding. If your hearing loss is due to fluid behind the ear drums, evacuation of the fluid will help y our hearing. If it is becaue of wax, removal of the wax will improve your hearing. ...Read more