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Noisy ear, difficulty in hearing, imbalance, diagnosed as vertigo. Could this ear problem be the reason for the vertigo?

I am having a big problem with my left ear being very noisy, and I cannot hear. My balance is off....last week after going to ER I was told it was vertigo . Could this ear problem be the reason for the vertigo? I am taking meclazine and even tho the dizziness is not as bad, I am stil unbalanced and lightheaded. Also, can an inner ear infection be happening without pain?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding noise in left ear, loss of hearing and imbalance.

These all three symptoms are appears to be because of inner ear disease. This triad of symptoms which you are having is a diagnostic of Meniere's disease.

This is a self limiting disease and it takes 2 to 4 weeks for complete recovery, in this period only symptomatic treatment is recmonded as you are taking

To confirm the diagnosis you may do-

1- Audiometry (Pure tone & Impedance audiometry)

2- Vestibular function test.

3- Blood- CBC, ESR, blood sugar (F & PP), Lipid profile, serum uric acid.

By this much investigations and it's co-relation with clinical examination one may make the diagnosis that can be accordingly manage.


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