Conditions with symptom: 'loss of hearing'
A mixture of natural secretions that form a protective coating over the skin that lines the ear canal, preventing it from drying and cracking. Excessive earwax can cause painful blockages and temporary hearing loss. Read more →
Surfer's Ear is caused when the ear becomes partially blocked with bony tissue, and it’s most commonly caused by exposure to cold water. Read more →
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 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
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.
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.
Hi im a 21 year old male. Basically i have a loss of smell and taste problem. It started 4 months ago when my hearing canals become blocked, and also my throat become full of green flem. I went to the doctors and she told me i had a viral infection and couldnt do anything about it and had to wait till it just passed through. Well now its 4 months later, my hearing canals have become unblocked along with my throat, its just my nasel passages which are blocked and its a never ending amount of snott which comes out. Along with this i have also lost my sense of taste and smell.Sometimes when i swallow my ears become blocked again. What do i do ? please help. Regards Oli
Hi. i am 17 years old and i suffer with a bit of hearing loss in my right ear. All the time i ask people to repeat themselves and when i have my right ear covered, the sound is very restricted and i will not be able to understande what people are saying to me. It just sounds like they are whispering. I have suffered with this for as long as i can remember and i wondered if there is anything i could do.
Have you talk to your parents about it because the wanna take you to the hospital and after you go to the hospital and they say your hearing is bad then you need or I would go to the hearing places because they will give you another opposition and they are good people you in a while you have to keep on checking on your hearing aids no you can't wear them in the water and sometime I have them in bed but not good because you van lose them and batteries will die quick when you sleep with them in
you could go to the hospital
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.
I am seventeen years old, I have had constant and recurrent ear infections in both ears for the last eleven years. My ears become blocked with thick sticky fluid which varies in colour from clear to dark brown - it oozes out overnight and often smells quite pungent. I loose hearing in both ears and they are painful to touch. I prevent all water from entering my ears by wearing silicone earplugs. The hearing loss is beginning to affect my ability to concentrate in college and I recently had to do a music exam with both ears completely blocked. The pain and oozing prevent me from sleeping (on bad days I take up to 2500mg of painkillers per day). When there is not pain there is constant itching. Recently I have started to hear a faint but constant whistling. I have had every drop, spray, and cream available (I have even been prescribed nasal cream to put in my ears). After having my ears syringed for the sixth time, I was referred to an ENT specialist who performed numerous 'Micro-Suck' treatments, but nothing can clear the infection for more that around eight days. I know that the infection is in the outer ear, but I'm not sure if there is anything in the inner ear, although a while ago it felt like my Eustachian tube was blocked. Is there anything else that I can do to either get rid of the ear infections all together, or reduce the impact that it has on my hearing?
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