Hearing impairment

What is Hearing impairment?

Hearing impairment is decrease in hearing ability.It can be coductive hearing loss which has good prognosis and a sensory neural hearing loss which has a bad prognosis.

Questions and answers on "Hearing impairment"

Good eve Dr,my mom is complaining of hearing impairment and she hears some murmur sounds some time ,she was advised to take vitamin tablets by a physician as they said that the nerves in the ear region are weak ,is that only taking tablets are ok or we should take scan .

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Hi,

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.


Yes. she requires hearing tests and otoscopy to know the type and level of deafness. in case of established nerve deafness, vitamins barely will help and hearing aid Is the final resort. kindly go ahead for ent consultation and...

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My husband had two sinus surgeries about 6 months apart. After his last sinus surgery, he developed a pronounced hearing impairment. His medications were Omnicef, Percocet and Medrol. We are trying to determine if the medications and/or sinus surgeries could have caused this sudden hearing impairment. could give us some insight, or direct us to a reliable source or sources we can find out about this?

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Brief Answer:
It would need detailed work up

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad, I have read your question in detail, I understand your concern and will try to help you in the best possible way.

In this case hearing impairment can be caused by both meds or...

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I have observe a co-worker who has dark seemingly hard black spots on her face , that are somewhat pink and then white in color that appears to peel. Eyebrows are gone, teeth falling out and hearing loss is occuring. she refuses to see a doctor, her eye appears to be pink in nature and weak and sore. She says she feels fine. Help.

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Greetings,
Its good to observe your concern for your co-worker.
She needs to rule out erythema nodosum leprosum which can cause eyebrow loss,skin lesions.Also certain other disorders like Steven Johnson syndrome can affect eyes,skin,hearing and teeth.
I would suggest she consults the...

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When I was in the military I had attacks of vertigo and ear infections for several years. I also have a hearing impairment as result of being exposed to hazardous noise levels. Since being out of the military I have experienced episodes of vertigo, but none like the one I had this past January. I had to go to the emergency room. They did a cat scan and MRI and said I had pan sinusitus. Since then I have little episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, dizziness and my vision gets blurry and my ears ache and I have a fullness feeling in my ears. Should I schedule an appointment with an ENT or continue to go to my family doctor.

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You should definitely go ent surgeon and get a through check up, your symptom can be due to ear problem ,,,, thank you

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can u help me. how can i about reduce my lip.but i cant afford it. i dont want to take loan out. im 30 year of age and im female. im hearing impairment . i can talk.

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Thanks for the query
I think you are suffering from cleft lip, or is it just cosmetic ?
If you want a cheaper option then u can try teaching hospitals of India, m s ramiah in Bangalore has a cheap option in te teaching college. Dr guru murthy is well known
Have a healthy living

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After eating or sometimes randomly I feel like there is a ball of pressure in my chest that comes after eating or sometimes randomly. It isnt painful just uncomfortable and it can go on for up to 20 minutes so far, this only occurs on my left hand side, Also not sure if they are connected but i have become hard of hearing recently. I am 15 and would apreciate any advice or knowladge on the problem

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Thanks for the query

Looks like u r suffering from gastritis. I suggest u not to eat full stomach each time but eat many times a day, half stomach, this will prevent the bloating feeling, eat regularly, dont miss your meals. For time being avoid junk food

Have a healthy living

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hi my name is XXXXXX i find out i was hard of hearing when i was a lil kid..... last week friday i got slapped on the side of my ear almost by my jaw i didnt feel the pain because i was drunk but now the one i got slapped was the one i usually have sum hearing....im worried will my hearing come back to normal this is really having me depress i really want my normal hearing back

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YOU HAVE TO GET IT CHECKED
AS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DIFFRENTIATE WHAT IT IS
IT CAN BE WAX
FLIUD IN THE MIDDLE EAR
RUPTURE OF DRUM
SWELLING OF DRUM
YOU GO FOR THOROUG EXAMINATION
GET IT DIAGNOSED AND TREAT IT ACCORDINGLY

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My Father is suffering from Loss of hearing and has had discharge from his ear for the past few years. We went to see two doctors and one suggested an operation while the other said that he can be treated with medicines. I looked up wiki for info and it does say that it can be treated by medicines. My concern is he is suffering from hearing loss already and if medicines dont work, the condition might worsen. On the other hand,if we go with the operation, would it be safe?

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i have done eardrum surgry but suddenly i am feeling hearing loss just after one month. what is the cause?

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Dear Siraj

what type of surgery you have undergone. after surgery you might hear less for few days. this is because after surgery keep gel inside your ear which dissolves slowly over period of 6 weeks. if you are feeling hearing loss after hearing better you might have acquirred infection which...

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Friend had severe sickness, diarrhea & stomach pain possible diagnosis of colitis. However, although slowly recovering he had hearing loss in left ear which has not improved. No answers have been given as to what this could be or how to treat it. Any suggestions?

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I had an acd with fusion performed in oct 2010, whilst recovering from this I started to have an ear problem. sudden deafness associated with a feeling of disorentation and feeling sick. after antibiotics nasal sprays etc I was sent to an ent consultant had the routine ear examination and hearing test. also an mri all was clear except for some mild hearing loss. I have continued to have intermittent problems ie buzzing blocked feeling fluttering and somtimes a dull ache, i was sent to a neuro consultant and all neuro test was neg. however he did say that he thought i had poss caught a post op virus labryrinthitis which caused my ear problem and slight balnce problem. I am 6 months down the line but I still have problems will this ever get any better.

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Hello, I am 25-year-old female. Six days ago I swam to the bottom of a lake headfirst (probably only about 12-15 feet) and just as soon as I reached the bottom, I heard my right ear pop. When I surfaced I felt very disoriented, as if I were sideways when I was upright. Unwisely I then poured alcohol/peroxide mixture into my ear which cause immediate and severe pain. My hearing has been off in both ears since then. I saw a doctor in an urgent care office the day after it happened and he only prescribed me an antibiotic after looking at my ear and concluding that my eardrum was really red but that he did not see a hole. I am worried that I may be experiencing permanent hearing loss. Any suggestions other than just going to see an ENT?

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Hi, My Wife (XXXX) is 33 years old. She woke up this morning with dizziness . After taking a multi vitamin tablet and resting for 2 hours, it got better. However, in the evening before dinner she felt dizzy. She is healthy before this incident and...

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