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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?
Hearing problems in kids can have 2 main categories of causes. There can be a problem with the ears and difficulty hearing, or there can be brain problems where you can't process or understand what you hear. Either can be considered hearing problems and both need thorough evaluation to figure ...Read more
Ive been dizzy the last year,recently have episodes where my hearing feels a bit plugged&super sensitive hearing/fluttering in ears. ENT says ears ok?
Menieres Disease: Ménière's is characterized by recurrent episodes of vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus; episodes may be accompanied by a headache and a feeling of fullness in the ears.A common and important symptom of MD is hypersensitivity to sounds. This hypersensitivity is easily diagnosed by measuring the loudness discomfort levels.Talk to ENT about this is serious. ...Read more
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
Medical evaluation.: This can be serious. I don't know your past medical or psychiatric history nor medications or substance use history. However, if you hear things that no one else can hear or you see things that are not reality based - please let your personal physician know promptly. He will need to evaluate & may refer you for neurological &/ or psychiatric evaluation. Take care. ...Read more