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What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

What are the causes of temporary hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Temporary hearing loss can be from various causes. E.G. A plugging of the outer ear canal with ear wax can occasionally cause hearing loss. Loud noises and explosions can cause temporay loss and also with firing guns etc. Clogging of the middle ear and eustachen tubes also can give temporary hearing loss. ...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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What could the cause temporary hearing loss in my right ear be?

What could the cause temporary hearing loss in my right ear be?

Hearing loss: Temporary or reversible causes of hearing, wax in the ear, cold, eustachiantube dysfunction, fur uncle in the ear, osteoma in the ext canal, infections of the middle ear----any of the causes, please get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause temporary hearing loss in my left ear and darkened vision during exercise (high intensity only)? It goes away immediately with rest.

What could cause temporary hearing loss in my left ear and darkened vision during exercise (high intensity only)? It goes away immediately with rest.

Visual obscurations: Your description of visual losses with heavy physical exertion is consistent with what happens in cases of what used to be referred to as pseudotumor cerebri now goes by the name of (idiopathic intracranial hypertension). Hearing can also be affected if pressure inside the head suddenly goes up. Rest typically relieves the condition. You should visit a good neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause sudden but temporary hearing loss?

Is there anything that can cause sudden but temporary hearing loss?

Hearing loss: Lots of causes. Could be a viral infection, could be a bacterial infection, could be fluid in the middle ear, could be a cold with eustachian tube dysfunction, could be a large blockage of ear wax. ...Read more

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Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more

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How can infection cause temporary hearing loss?

How can infection cause temporary hearing loss?

Irritation of nerves: An infection in the region of the inner ear can lead to inflammation and irritation of the nerves that are associated with hearing. Furthermore, infection in the region of the temporal bone/mastoid bone can lead to fluid collections that "mute" the hearing as the action of hearing apparatus (a series of delicate bones) is dampened. ...Read more

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Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

Can a dogs bark cause hearing loss?

No: As annoying as it might be, I have not heard or read hearing loss that resulted from barking of a dog. ...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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What are some causes of hearing loss?

What are some causes of hearing loss?

Multiple causes: Hearing loss can occur due to something as simple as wax occluding the ear canal or as complex and serious as meningitis. Common causes include noise exposure, family history and genetics or toxic effects of certain medications. Age is often implicated as a cause of hearing loss, but losing hearing is not an invariable consequence of getting older. ...Read more

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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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