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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How to prevent headaches and head spinning in Meniere's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has Meniere's disease. What could possibly stop attacks of headaches and head spinning? She is currently taking Vertin tablet whenever she gets an attack.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest taking Vertin (Betahistine) 16 mg, twice daily regularly for two weeks. I want the following details: Does she have any hypertension or hearing loss? Has she decreased the salt intake? Any ringing in the ears? Get a pure tone audiometry done and send me the repo...  Read Full »

From the past 1 year, I noticed hearing loss

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old male. I am suffering from hearing loss for the past one year. It is severe in the right ear and average in the left. I am facing many problems in office due to this. I visited a doctor and he diagnosed it as otosclerosis after some audio test. My elder sister has such...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaishali Mehta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Otosclerosis is a disease in which the tiny bone of the middle ear gets fixed resulting in hearing loss. Unfortunately, there is no medicine to cure otosclerosis. There are two options for you. Surgical treatment entails removal of the stapes with prosthesis replaceme...  Read Full »

I have hearing loss due to piston in the ear. Please check my audiogram results.

Query: Hello doctor, I got a piston in the right ear 30 years ago. I am 58 years old and 84 kg weight. I feel hard to hear now. I have attached my recent audiogram result details for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Noble Inasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available information, it seems to me that you might have a condition called otosclerosis. Otosclerosis is a condition in which there is abnormal bone growth in the ear which prevents the sound vibrations from being conducted adequately from the external ear to...  Read Full »

I had routine ear wax cleaning, and now I cannot hear in that ear. Is this permanent?

Query: Hello doctor, I had routine ear wax cleaning performed a few days back. I had perfect hearing back then. The doctor scratched the ear canal and stopped before finishing. Now I mainly cannot hear in that ear. I was put on antibiotics and steroid solution for ten days. He says the last bit of wax is i...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. In my opinion, many times wax can get impacted close to or right over the eardrum causing obstruction to the normal movement of sound waves which causes decreased hearing. This is a very common thing to happen. Yo...  Read Full »

Can several tiny t2 and flair signal abnormalities in my MRI report be due to head trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, In a 31-year-old female with a height of 5.2 feet and a weight of 180 pounds, there are several tiny t2 and flair signal abnormalities predominantly within the subcortical white matter of the cerebral hemispheres in her MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results. She is currently taking Es...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that these findings do not have clinical significance. They could be related to birth hypoxia or migraine. I would like to know the medical history of the patient. Doe...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for loss of hearing in right ear alone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male, and I have been feeling an ear blocking sensation for the past two weeks. I also have a slight loss of hearing at times in my right ear. Although it is mostly in my right ear, sometimes the sensation alternates to my left. It feels as though the sound is not comin...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The symptoms described by you match with otitis media with effusion of the said ear. In this problem, mucus accumulates behind the eardrum causing some loss of hearing, fullness, and mild dizziness. It follows after an attack of nose block and throat pain.When we examine...  Read Full »

Is otomycosis the cause of my deafness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had otomycosis for the past four months. I felt a bit deaf in my right ear and itchy on both ears. I have already done ear flushing twice. It has been two months since my past ear flushing was done. But the deafness is back again, but this time I did not feel heavy on my ear. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Otomycosis or swimmer's ear is one condition that can cause pain, deafness, wetness, and intense itching. The best way to treat this problem is to 1) Refrain from self-cleaning the ear as it can introduce fungal spores from the cotton on the tip. In addition, y...  Read Full »

Does a perforated eardrum need surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23-years-old male, with a height of 5'7", and my weight is 50 kg. I have an infection in my right ear. A discharge keeps on coming out. It first happen during childhood. It used to happened during the winter alone and lasts for two to three weeks. I use earphones a lot. But it ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. Eardrum perforation causing intermittent ear discharge is a frustrating problem and has to be treated systematically. Most importantly, it is necessary to treat the triggering factors to the ear disch...  Read Full »

Is it fine to have a simultaneous or sequential cochlear implant in a 15-month old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My niece is 15 months old, and we found that she was not reacting to sound. So, we consulted a doctor, who confirmed in the report that she has profound hearing loss in both ears. The doctor suggested cochlear implant, and we decided that we will go for the cochlear implant. But, the p...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bilateral cochlear implant at the age of 15 months is not at all a good idea.  The kid is too small, and size of the internal ear, including cochlea, will increase as the kid grows. So, go for unilateral first. Yes, the scar will be there, but you can opt for aestheti...  Read Full »

Hearing has deteriorated significantly with vertigo. Can it be due to acoustic neuroma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have no current medications. Over the past 2 or 3 years, my hearing in my left ear only has deteriorated significantly. I would say it is less than half as good as my right. I went to an ENT doctor, with an audiologist appointment. The audiologist said I had a moderate hearing loss in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To rule out acoustic neuroma we do need an MRI scan. Acoustic neuroma is a tumor that grows inner to the inner ear where there are a lot of nerves passing by. If the tumor grows and involves the nerves it can cause palsies of the nerves which may be irreversible....  Read Full »

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