Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

Sudden loss in hearing. Test results normal. Treatment advise?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

ENT Specialist
Practicing since : 1992
Answered : 332 Questions
My Sister Suddenly lost hearing ability , after doing all test which includes BERA test , doctor said everything is normal. But she is not able to hear anything , reason they said was due to pshyscologial problem, My question is this kind of situation usually happens and is it reversible and what is the treatment to bring back her hearing .
Posted Sat, 18 May 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Ravinder Sharma 9 hours later

I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon

On the basis of the information provided it appears that your sister has normal hearing. As BERA is a objective test and normal BERA suggests that patient has normal hearing. As the stimulus given is a tone at specific frequency and intensity to the patient and a waveform shows a response. If the response is there it means patient has normal hearing .

Sometimes patient may have neural hearing loss and patient may be able to hear tones but is unable to understand words. This can be tested by measuring speech discrimination score.

At times some of the psychological stressors - like problems at work place or problem in personal life may manifest in this way. I would advise you for a psychological work up by a psychaitrist too before coming on the some conclusion.

If it is normal hearing and the psychological stressor decreases or diminishes she may be able to hear in future

Treatment can be decided after psychological evaluation

I hope this answers your concern. Feel free to contact me if you need more information about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor