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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello doctor
User :   i have hearing loss in my left ear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   i have been told that its due to nerve damage
Doctor :   ok
User :   sales engg: single
User :   age:23
Doctor :   did you see a doctor?
User :   ya i hv seen an ENT specialist bout 4-5 yrs back
Doctor :   ok
User :   i hv this prob many years
Doctor :   is this hearing loss on one side or both?
User :   one side

User :   i had mumps in my childhood...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which side is that?
User :   so ENT specialist attributes this to my hearing loss
User :   left side
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you mean to say loss of hearing or decreased hearing?
User :   no hearing
Doctor :   ok
User :   although my right ear is perfectly alrite
Doctor :   what are you using as hearing aid on the left side?
User :   i am not using any aid

Doctor :   ok
User :   the doc said hearing aids are not helpful
Doctor :   ok
User :   in such case
Doctor :   is that hampering you in your daily activities?
User :   not much

Doctor :   ok

User :   but i m not able to use phones on my rite side
Doctor :   is there any one in the family with the same?
User :   no one
User :   also wenever i m on the phone, if some1 else talks to me i cant hear them
Doctor :   you mean right or left ear? on which you can not hear the phone?
User :   left ear

User :   i can hear normally wid my right ear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how best can i help you now?
User :   since its almost 5 yrs that i visited the doctor regd this issue, i was wondering if there is any advance on this

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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   it is advisable to get your audiometry tested once in year
User :   how will that help me?
Doctor :   if there is any problem with the normal ear that can be detected early and treated at the right time before it could cause any further wirsening
Doctor :   worsening
User :   but do think anything can be done for the deaf ear

Doctor :   not much to the best of my knowledge , the ENT doctor can help you with the advancements
Doctor :   that are going on in case of hearing loss on one side
Doctor :   did you get that?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
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