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Hi, my audioligist said I have a conductive hearing loss in one ear. 2k on up and is 80 decibel loss. I had this for 4 years. What can cause this.?

Many reasons. It can be related to middle ear fluid, fixation of your hearing bones, or loss of integrity of your hearing bones. It may also be related to chronic infection. To determine the exact cause, you need to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Read more...

Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Presuming no trauma. Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. Read more...
See doc. See your physician immediately since you had such an acute change in your hearing. Please do not wait. Read more...

If I have hearing loss in one ear is it possible that the other gets better?

No. Loss of hearing in one ear does not make the other ear better. Depending on the etiology, the second ear may become involved in the same process. Read more...
No. In fact, one-sided hearing loss causes a loss of spatial discrimination of sound, which makes understanding speech in crowded situations more difficult. The brain will actually lose this capacity with disuse, so the best treatment is to amplify the failing ear with a hearing aid. The sooner, the better. Read more...

What does an ENT do when you come in with sudden hearing loss in one ear?

A hearing test. The first step is to determine the type and severity of the hearing loss by testing in a sound proof booth. The doctor will also examine and clean the ears. Many types of sudden hearing loss require urgent treatment. Call an ear, nose and throat specialist today. Read more...
Hearing loss. An ENT doctor does a thorough ear exam and necessary audiometryhearing tests. Depending on the cause of this hearing loss, treatment is initiated. Read more...

Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?

Acoustic neuroma. Usually is result of multiple ear infections as a child but you should see an ENT as soon as possible. Read more...
No. high frequency hearing loss may be secondary to noise, inefection, or inherited. Hearing loss in one ear should be evaluated by an ENT doctor to determine cause. Read more...

Can tinnitus in one ear with no hearing loss be fixed?

Wombat, Asymmetrical tinnitus is not as frequent as the bilateral variety. It should be checked by a neurologist. Read more...
Depends on the cause. There are many different things that cause tinnitus. I recommend you see an otolaryngologist for a full evaluation. Be prepared with your medical ; surgical history and write down ahead of time all the medications (even herbals ; vitamins) that you're taking. Plan to discuss when your problem started and the quality of the tinnitus (high-pitched? Rushing sound? Continuous? Rhythmic? Etc...). Read more...