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What does doctor do when you come in with sudden hearing loss?

What does doctor do when you come in with sudden hearing loss?

A hearing test: It depends on how long the hearing loss has been going on for. The first thing that will happen is the doctor will look in your ears and see if there's any wax or other problem that can be fixed. Then a hearing test will be performed. If the hearing loss is only of a few days duration high-dose steroids can be quite helpful. If the problem is fluid and then it can be drained. It is very important to see the ear nose and throat doctor as soon as possible. ...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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Hi doctor. My child has complained of suddenly hearing loss, some time he could not understand word.dr advise hearing aid after test . Please help me.

Hi doctor. My child has complained of suddenly hearing loss, some time he could not understand word.dr advise hearing aid after test . Please help me.

Sudden hearing loss: sudden hearing loss is a abrupt loss of hearing of 30 decibels or more over at least 3 frequencies on the hearing test. Acute hearing loss can be treated with steroids or observed. Some hearing comes back even without treatment. If the doctor recommended a hearing aid, I am assuming his hearing loss is older that one month. 1 month seems to be the golden window for treatment. ...Read more

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Progressive hearing loss, constant pain in the ears and doctors don't have a clue. What to do next?

Progressive hearing loss, constant pain in the ears and doctors don't have a clue. What to do next?

Hearing loss: Not sure whether you have seen an ENT surgeon. If you have such symptoms, you may have menier's syndrome, otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma - these need to be ruled out. See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having mixed hearing loss... Doctor prescribed renerve plus?? Will i get back my hearing?? Or will i become deaf in future?? I am depressed.help.

I am having mixed hearing loss... Doctor prescribed renerve plus?? Will i get back my hearing?? Or will i become deaf in future?? I am depressed.help.

Ask the Dr: The doctor who prescribed for you is the best one to provide a diagnosis and prognosis. Ask for as much info as possible including recommendations for the best possible treatment expectations. Referrals are also a good idea - for second opinions and emotional support. ...Read more

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Sir i m suffering from hearing loss.. There is a hole in my ear drum.. Doc told me.. Will it automatically repair? Or not then what steps i will do?

Sir i m suffering from hearing loss.. There is a hole in my ear drum.. Doc told me.. Will it automatically repair? Or not then what steps i will do?

Depends: If it's a recent traumatic perforation then the likelihood of healing spontaneously is high within 6 weeks. If it doesn't heal then it will need repair. Depending on the size of the hole repair can be anywhere from simple to complex. You should have an ENT doctor following you. ...Read more