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Dull humming in ear followed by diminished loss. History of sensorineural hearing loss. What should be done?

I had a sensorineural hearing loss(complete)in my left ear 15 yrs. ago. Yesterday---24 hr.s ago I heard a dull humming in my rt. ear.About 2 hrs. later a diminshed loss was felt. I m away from home , Canada. I took prednisone po 80 mgs. pm and just took another 80mgs.just now. Should I see someone here. The present loss seems to be intermittent. Barbara( 60 year F)
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding sensorineural haring loss along with tinnitus. Since your one ear is deaf for last 15 years therefore one should be very cautious.

As your age is of 60 years therefore age related changes are also to be consider. For confirmation of diagnosis and treatment you should do-

1- Audiometry (Pure tone and Impedance audiometry).

2- Blood sugar- F & PP.

3- Serum creatinin, serum calcium, SGOT, serum uric acid.

After this much work final line of treatment may be decided.

Till you are waiting for investigation reports you may take-

a- Gincobilova.

b- Caroverine.

c- Mecobalamine.

After complete audiological examination and co-relation with investigation reports supportive measures may be taken.

Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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