Conditions with symptom: 'impaired hearing'
Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons, but the two most common are conductive hearing loss, where sounds are prevented from entering the ear (normally due to a blockage) and sensorineural hearing loss, which is a complicated way of referring t… Read more →
Common characteristics include facial and ear abnormalities, breathing problems, deafness, heart, lung, kidney and eye health issues, feeding problems and spinal and rib abnormalities. Read more →
After hearing tests I have been given hearing aids, which work quite well, but during the tests I had a bone conduction test which meant that I could hear everything loud and clear! Is this type of hearing aid not available on the NHS? Comments would be appreciated.
6yrs ago I sufferred a sudden hearing loss to 1 ear to which no cause could be found I have tinnitus in that ear but total loss of any other hearing therefore no aid can be used . My main problem is I cannot distinguish where sounds come from and am very wary of going out alone. A couple of weeks ago I had the same sensation in my good ear as when I lost my hearing in the other. I do have other medical conditions one that has affected my eyes and lungs . Would I be elligible for the operation that is featured on tonights show .
Hi There I have been a Meniers sufferer for about 8 years. This has left me with reduced hearing, for which I have hearing aids. I also suffer from Tinnitus and hyperacusis. The tinnitus manifests as a constant high pitch scream in both ears (about top C) that sounds like the screech when a child is first learning the violin. I have seen hearing therapists in two regions and the message is the same "it is something you just have to live with". I have tried noise generators, relaxation therapy and acupuncture but nothing helps. Is there no real help out there ? John
My mom is 62 years old and has a serious hearing problem. How can she get free hearing devices? Do South African government health facilities offer that? Please help.
Hello! i was born with a glu ear so my hearing is already effected, but recently in the past two years i've noticed that i get bouts of high pitched noise, i use to get it as a child but not as much, but i get it in bouts, its not all the time but it comes with ear ache as well...should i worry and get my hearing checked????
Even though you were born with your hearing affected I would still go and get ti checked as it sounds as if something is irritating it
I recently developed a problem with my right ear only. The problem began Thurs 6th Sept and has continued as a I write this message (Thurs 13th Sept pm). I made an appointment with my local GP on Mon 10th Sept as the problem persisted over the weekend and it was concerning me. There is no pain associated with the ear, no fluid/pus leaking, no build up of ear-wax, I do not have a temperature. Generally I feel OK (occasionally sneeze, but wouldn't say I have a cold). I have persistent "ringing" sound in the ear. Over the weekend, I thought it was temporary, come and goes. But now it is constantly there, day and night! Only in my right ear. I would say my hearing in the right ear is impaired and feels blocked/congested (yet I don't have a cold). I find I have to position myself to listen to others talk from my left ear, because the right ear I cant hear properly. My GP inspected my inner ear, said it was clear (no wax) slightly red in appearance which my suggest an infection (yet I have no pain). My GP checked my glands in my neck, told me my right side was slightly larger than my left. My GP thinks it may be a viral infection and suggested I drink plenty water and if I get a temperature to take paracetamol. My GP also printed an information leaflet from patient.co.uk about Tinnitus which I have read. I do not know what has caused this, I have not been to any loud concerts or near any significant noise recently. I have been feeling stressed recently due to starting a new job and re-locating 250 miles from home. I begin next week. My past medical history, I do tend to get ear infections during times of stress e.g exam time, but I have never had ringing in the ear (OK I have experienced it after a night out clubbing and it's gone come morning, but never as continuous as a week and without a "noisy" cause). I'm 25 years old, professional female. It is concerning me, and I am worried about what if this persists? Is there any advice you can give me, or any medical intervention available to help? Should I seek further medical attention, see a specialist or find out about where I can hearing test?
hi im 30 female and at the end of last year i lost hearing in my left ear when i went to the doctor he said it was a boil and burst it by the nest morning i lost my balance and past out i was taken to hospital and started having fits i was rushed in and had brain scan and tests i was in allot of pain now i am getting a green discharge and pain loss of hearing
I'm prone to ear infections (it seems my right ear takes more damage) and have the volume up on my ipod all the time. My parents have been warning me about tinnitus since I was complaining of hearing things in my ears a few months ago. My ears are very sensitive to loud noises and I've been getting a lot of headaches and earaches recently. I'm hearing things in my right ear, but the noise is rather quiet, yet it still causes me some discomfort. Is this tinnitus?
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Hi I wear two hearing aids for minor hearing loss. For over a year now I have suffered from tinnitus and have a tinnitus aid. When i go upstairs I feel really sick, I get a horrendous pain in my head and I have to go to bed. I have asked my ENT specialists numerous times if I may have menieres disease but they seem very reluctant to do anything about it. I am 22 and I am having to look for a house without stairs and when I go out shopping etc.. I have to look for escalators / lifts because I just cannot face the consequences of going up the stairs. I am fine with heights so I know it is not a phobia of heights. Please help!
I have menieres disease and I wouldn't wish this on anyone. My hearing is effected and I have tinitus. My main problem is the virtigo as it just comes from nowhere and the room spins. I really do hope this isn't what you have got.
I had the swine flu jab and the normal flu jab in February and the next day i suffered from a popping sound in my ears. I then lost most of my hearing in my right ear then a few days later the same happened to my left ear. I went to the doctors and he said that i must of had a cold and my ears were infected and gave me a course of anti biotic's. The problem still persisted so went back and he gave me some steroids which i took and the problem has still not gone. He has said that i now have to have an operation which will insert a grommet in to my ear drum. The question is will this problem go away naturally and if not is there anything i can do with out having an operation as i know this will mean permanent hearing loss? Any further info u can give will be appreciated as all the information i have got off the internet hasn't been that helpful.
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