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

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: ENT emergency

Sudden hearing loss is an ENT emergency.
When it caused by wax in the ear canal or fluid behind the ear drum, an otolaryngologist can clean the ear or drain the fluid and restore your hearing immediately. If sudden hearing loss is due to nerve inflammation, prompt treatment with steroids may help prevent permanent loss. For more information, visit www.Richmondent.Com.

In brief: ENT emergency

Sudden hearing loss is an ENT emergency.
When it caused by wax in the ear canal or fluid behind the ear drum, an otolaryngologist can clean the ear or drain the fluid and restore your hearing immediately. If sudden hearing loss is due to nerve inflammation, prompt treatment with steroids may help prevent permanent loss. For more information, visit www.Richmondent.Com.
Dr. Michael Armstrong
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