2 doctors weighed in:

Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Seek treatment soon

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment.
Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www.Entnet.Org/community/shlguideline.Cfm.

In brief: Seek treatment soon

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment.
Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www.Entnet.Org/community/shlguideline.Cfm.
Dr. Michael Armstrong
Dr. Michael Armstrong
Thank
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine

In brief: Get seen immediately

Sudden hearing loss is an ominous sign.
I would call an ENT (ear nose and throat specialist) immediately for advise or get your pcp to make an urgent referral.

In brief: Get seen immediately

Sudden hearing loss is an ominous sign.
I would call an ENT (ear nose and throat specialist) immediately for advise or get your pcp to make an urgent referral.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors