An audiogram is a chart showing the hearing test results. It shows how well the sound is heard in the ears according to frequency and intensity. The X-axis will represent the frequency measured in hertz, and the Y-axis will represent the intensity measured in decibels. This test is done by wearing earphones attached with an audiogram. Sounds of a specific frequency are given in one ear. After hearing the sound, the patient can raise their hand or push a button. The minimum volume heard during each time is graphed.
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Is hearing air needed for unilateral moderate high-frequency hearing loss?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old female who is 5 feet 5 inches and 249 pounds. I participated in an auditory processing research study virtually, and I got my hearing tested and showed some high-frequency hearing loss. It showed my right ear was normal, but my left ear showed moderate high-frequency hea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your audiogram. So as you can see, the hearing has been marked over various loud levels. Your threshold till 4000 Hz are well in the normal range. A lot of people do get a dip at high-frequency areas of 6000 Hz and 8000 Hz, but the main area responsible for hea... Read Full »
Is it possible for mild hearing loss to reverse by itself?
Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a hearing test which indicated mild hearing loss at the 4k Hz level. The audiologist said not to worry about it at all, protect my ears and it will very unlikely worsen. He even mentioned that it may reverse itself. I am only 32 years old, so I understand any recording abov... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the reports indicated (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is a dip at 4000 Hz which indicated a noise-induced hearing loss. Many people suggest that it is not a thing to be worried about, however, we cannot neglect it completely. Ther... Read Full »
Why is my 2-year-old son finding it difficult to speak? Is it normal?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 years old. He can only say a few words like mama, baba, nana, gugu, etc. He cannot even clearly speak his mother tongue. However, he can clearly point a thing when asked. He can also recognize his closed relatives. We have tried to teach him more words like didi, pisi, etc.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Firstly, I would like to know if his motor milestones are adequate? If they are not, please evaluate his hearing by an audiologist. It might so happen that he may have a mild or a moderate hearing loss. As you say he points at what is asked, he might be able to hear your... Read Full »
I hear some sound in my ears while I am alone in a closed room. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed that when I am alone in a closed room or studying, I hear some sound. My father used to say this is because of wax in the ear, but when my ears are clean, I still hear the sound. I am sure that my hearing is fine. Could this be the sound of blood circulation? Is it n... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called tinnitus, and there are many reasons for it. Some of the reasons are an infection of the middle and external ear, otosclerosis, sensorineural hearing loss, glue ear, anatomical variations of the vessels, etc. First, we need to examine your ears and do an... Read Full »
Can medicines for head and earache cause tinnitus in me?
Query: Hello doctor, I was having a severe headache and ear disturbances (fullness). After consultation with an ENT doctor, Augmentin antibiotic and Actifed cold were prescribed for me. In the process of taking the drugs, I started having tinnitus (ringing and buzzing in the ear), which has refused to sto... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know the following: Whether your problem is with one ear or both the ears. Do you have any hearing loss, vertigo, or ear discharge? Was any hearing test done? Is there any history of cough and cold before the ear problem? Is there any history o... Read Full »
Are Bioflavonoids effective in treating ringing sounds in the ear?
Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing plugged ears or stuffed ears for the past few weeks. Last week, I got a hit on my head and I took Advil. When I slept, I began to hear a ringing sound in my right ear. I went to the doctor and he checked my ears. He told me that my eardrums are fine but I think I can ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A ringing sound in the ear lasting for more than five minutes is called tinnitus. If it is less than five minutes, then it is not significant. Usually, it hears more in a quiet environment and it is more noticeable when you fall asleep. Crowded and noisy places serve as... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a good quality hearing aid and medication for severe hearing loss.
Query: Sir, the patient is my father of age 88 years old. His height is 5.2m and weight around 62 kg. He is having hearing problem quite severely. He was using hearing aid machines but none of them have been working satisfactorily and gets damaged frequently. Require your help for a good quality hearing ai... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, The pure tone audiogram uploaded by you shows clearly that he has nerve related deafness in both ears and it is indeed due to his age. You seem to have taken a poor quality hearing. Please go for a better quality hearing aid. It will be costlier. Go for a bilateral hearing aid rather than f... Read Full »
Why am I hearing metallic scratching sound for the past one month?
Query: Hello doctor, I am continuously hearing a metallic scratching sound for the past one month. Best described as like the sound of cricket insects as heard in the dead of night. I am taking medication, namely, Syndopa plus, Rasalect, Pramipex ER3, Rozucor, and Amantrel for Parkinson for last seven yea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have tinnitus. Has it been there only for a month? Is it associated with any decreased hearing? Is it there in both ears? Is the tinnitus accompanied by vertigo or vomiting sensation or fullness in ears? Have you done any testing for the same? ... Read Full »
Why do I have tinnitus and how can this be treated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 and suffering from tinnitus from last four months. The sound in the ears is not constant. It is changing. Sometimes, it is loud enough that I can hear it even in a crowded place and sometimes so low I cannot detect in a normal environment and the most important of all with a loud... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from fluctuating tinnitus for four months as you have said. Tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear) may be due to problems of the ear or problems not related to the ear. Ear problems causing tinnitus are generally associated with hearing loss. But... Read Full »
Am I losing hearing based on MRI and tympanogram test results?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a normal MRI and a normal tympanogram. Am I losing hearing based on both the test results? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you are not (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But I would like to see the graph of pure tone audiogram to pick out if there is any early hearing loss. Kindly upload the graph of your hearing test. Read Full »