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Hard of hearing, squeaky noise. Listened to loud music. Will I be okay?

Hi, I am 31 and I have a problem hearing in my left ear its not completely def but it has reduced its sensitivity compared to the my right ear. I had noticed it several years back, when I had been to a music concert where I had screamed during that time. since then I have the problem, I was never exposed to the speaker at that time but I had a habit of listening to the laud music. Usually after I take a bath I notice that my left ear opens up for some time and I hear normal but after some time it goes back to same state that is I hear low in it.I Do hear a squeaky noise if I press my finger in that ear and it opens up for a while and again goes to same state...Can it be cured with meds without going for any high level treatment such as surgery or such kind
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.

I have gone through your query regarding reduce hearing in your left ear, and as you said that you feel momentarly better hearing by pressing the tragal cartilage and as it is released hearing becomes better.

Your this observation of getting better hearing indicates that your eustachian tube is not working properly and it gets block from time to time. To diagnose it you may examined yourself by Impedance Audiometery, which will clear the picture.

As far as reatment is concern you should yourself examined by an ENT specialist to rule out any pathology in nose , paranasal sinuses and throat which may cause eustachian tube dysfunction, if any such problem is identified that should be treated first, on the other hand if nose, nasopharynx and throat are found to be normal than GROMMET insertion on your ear drum will solve the problem.

Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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