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Hearing Loss

Partial or total inability to hear in one or both the ears is called hearing loss. Hearing loss can be conductive, sensorineural, and mixed based on the part of the ear affected. The common causes of hearing loss are inner ear damage, wax buildup, ear infection, tumor, and a ruptured eardrum.

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What could be the reason for headache, vertigo and partial hearing loss in right ear?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law has been experiencing severe headache, and nausea along with occasional vomiting for the last few days. He visited an MD first and subsequently an ENT specialist who advised that a nerve in his right ear has dried up and there is a partial hearing loss which is causi...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to ask you some more questions in detail so that we can reach some final diagnosis. Is your brother-in-law having fluctuating type of hearing loss that means sometimes hearing is normal and during attack hearing goes down? Is there any history of vertigo and ...  Read Full »

Other than cochlear implant, is there any treatment available for hearing loss due to encephalitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son got encephalitis 40 days back, and he was discharged in five days from the hospital. He recovered very well. We noticed hearing loss from one month. BERA test report shows profound hearing loss, but MRI and CT are fine. My doctor suggested a cochlear implant. But we w...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surviving encephalitis is like getting another life, given its drastic complications. But the risk of developing long term complications often creates problems. Hearing loss occurs in approximately 2 to 4% following brain infection. It was rightly detected with BERA (b...  Read Full »

I have MS and have taken MRI. What can be the reason for hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently have multiple sclerosis (MS) and receive Tysabri as a treatment. During my recent MRI, several things showed up, which have been dismissed out of hand by my MS Provider. 1. In comparison to previous scans, there is a new focus of increased signal change in the right tempora...  Read Full »


Dr. Ardit Tela

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question carefully, and I will try to answer in detail. I understand your concern. I would like to have additional information please, 1. Since when you have the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and for how long are you on Tysabri (Natalizumab)? 2...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to consult rheumatologist for hearing impairment due to meningitis fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I had meningitis fever when I was 7 years old because of which my hearing capacity was lost. I use hearing aids and I can hear from hearing aid, but it is hard to listen. One of the doctors said that I have bones issues, and I need to consult with a rheumatologist. But it is hard for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main problem with meningitis is that it is an infection which causes irreversible damage. As far as knowledge goes, there are not many cases who benefitted with the hearing. The cochlea is the hearing organ of the human body. It has three partitions filled with f...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the blood test taken for sudden hearing loss.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sudden hearing loss twice and because it happened twice, I was sent for a plethora of blood tests. My ANA was negative, but I noticed two markers out of range. I was wondering if you could give any insight into these blood test results.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. I went through your post and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are two things which I presume you think are abno...  Read Full »

Can noise exposure lead to hearing loss later in life?

Query: Hi doctor, I want you to review a portion of a medical report and put it in layman's term. I am specifically hoping that this report confirms my suspicion that the effects of noise exposure at younger ages can lead to delayed onset of noise-induced hearing loss later in life. The document contains 4...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I can. Please attach the report here.  Read Full »

Which is effective - tympanotomy or tympanoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has more than 70% hearing loss in the left ear. The doctor has recommended tympanotomy or tympanoplasty. Is it effective? My mother is 55 years old. Would she get any benefit from this surgery? Is there any complication associated with it? Is there any non-surgical procedure ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would recommend you to undergo a test called tympanometry in which we will come to know if there is any collection of fluid in the middle ear or if there is any damage to the bone of the middle ear. Also, let me know what kind of hearing loss she has. Is it conductive...  Read Full »

What is the possible association of hearing loss with vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently undergoing medication for vertigo and ear infection as per the doctor. My symptoms were head spinning at regular intervals (when heads start spinning I am unable to sit also), nausea, dizziness, and headaches. I went to an ENT and did an MRI and audiometry test. MRI is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload the reports of audiometry and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). How much of significant hearing loss is there? Is it nerve-related or conductive loss? Did you have any ear discharge before the problem started?  Read Full »

Is it advisable to get surgical correction for otosclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with otosclerosis of left ear at age 42. Thirty years later, I am now 72 and wonder if the condition has likely progressed and/or if surgical correction is still possible or advisable. I have good hearing in my right ear. I recently had a wax impaction in the right sig...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Otosclerosis often causes mixed hearing loss and can cause a maximum hearing loss of 60 to 70 db hearing loss which can be serviced to a good degree by doing stapedotomy. However, aging often causes presbyacusis that is an age-induced hearing loss which is neural and...  Read Full »

Can lump in neck with hearing loss be due to nasopharyngeal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. I have had ear pressure and fullness since May of last year in my left ear only. I had a hearing test that showed mild hearing loss. About a week ago I noticed a small lump (maybe two) in my neck. It feels hard but hurts when I push on it sometimes. I do not hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of it being NPC (nasopharyngeal carcinoma) are minimal. To rule it out we need to do a nasal endoscopy. What hearing loss came out in the test? Conductive or sensorineural? Did you take any antibiotics to remove the neck lump in case it is due to any infe...  Read Full »

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