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What could cause an inability to understand what others say?

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Published At March 3, 2018
Reviewed AtMay 14, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a problem in understanding what others are saying. I can hear sound but cannot understand words. I have done hearing test many times in the hospital recommended by the doctor but the doctor always said that my ear is fine. This problem is there always. I do not understand what others are saying. I recently read an article on high frequency hearing loss. Can I have this problem? If yes, then what is the treatment of this problem?

Answered by Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Your problem is not related to hearing loss, nor it is high-frequency hearing loss if your audiogram is normal. It is related to a problem in one center in your brain which makes you understand what other person speaks. I would advise you to consult a neuro physician for the same. Also, if possible, please share your audiometry report with me.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mehak Agarwal
Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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