ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Please explain my hearing problem from the audiogram report.

Answered by
Dr. Alok Rathi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 04, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 15, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 24 years old. I am having trouble with my left ear hearing. But, I never took much care to sort it. Lately, I found it is little awkward. I am having an old audiogram result with me. Please look through it and tell your advice.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • You have an almost nil hearing in the left ear (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • Your right ear is normal. So, all your hearing is through right ear and problem you already have is difficulty in localizing speech other than hearing loss.
  • Unilateral hearing loss has many causes and need to be evaluated. You need to visit an otologist to get ear checkup.
  • He will ask you a history of dizziness and abnormal sounds in the ear. Your face will also be examined for any deviation.
  • History of onset either suddenly or slowly progressive helps in finding the cause as sudden onset is usually idiopathic and has a poor prognosis.
  • In any scenario, you have to get MRI brain (contrast) to look for CP - cerebellopontine angle and 8th nerve complex (vestibulocochlear nerve) as you have got sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss means your hearing nerve is not working and we get an MRI to check whether it is the nerve only to get affected or there is anything wrong behind it, especially in the brain or CP angle.
  • Around 3% to 10% cases have been diagnosed to have vestibular nerve shwannoma (benign tumor in eighth nerve), which can be treated if diagnosed early.

For further information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
Why do I have left-sided tinnitus?

Please find a review of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan images ... MRI brain contrast protocol includes multiplanar and multi-voxel sequences with a history of left side tinnitus ...   Read full

Excessive Sweating and Its Remedies (Hyperhidrosis)

.. the causes and management of excessive sweating localized to certain areas of body .. ...   Read full

I experience hearing loss in right ear and it does not improve even after medicines. Why?

.. to the symptoms you have mentioned the condition in your right ear is called SOM (serous otitis media). It is a collection of sterile glue like fluid behind the ear drum. Nothing to worry about, and yes it takes at least four weeks to resolve but ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an ENT Otolaryngologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.