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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Can I have permanent hearing loss due to intake of Cialis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I have been taking 5 mg Cialis about once per week for the past three months to help with prostatitis. After every tablet, I would usually notice some mild symptoms such as hearing things differently and sometimes some pressure in the ears. I assumed those we...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cialis contains Tadalafil and hearing loss is a very less common side effect, but it can happen. I would advise you to get an audiometry done as that will tell us if hearing loss is there and its possible cause. Secondly, Tadalafil also causes some nasal congestion, which...  Read Full »

Can typhoid cause hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife lost her hearing for the past 30 hours. I took her to the doctor and he said it is because of typhoid fever. My wife got fever 15 days back. So, what should we do? Will she get her hearing back?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to audiometry (attachment removed to protect patient identity), she is having a nerve loss. Acute, sudden hearing loss is possible after typhoid or any other viral fever. Mostly, it is not 100% recoverable. If she is absolutely fine, then I suggest her tablet N...  Read Full »

Can mold cause ear infections?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I noticed that my 3 year old's tonsils were very large. I contacted his doctor. But, he could not find anything wrong. I later noticed him yelling or talking loudly and asking me to repeat a lot. So, I had a hearing test done and he failed. They explained that he had a flui...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid has a serous otitis media. The mild conductive hearing loss is due to this. In kids the most common cause is adenotonsillitis. My advice is to get a nasopharynx lateral view X-ray done for adenoids and send me the pictures. Give him an oral decongestant syrup ...  Read Full »

Can noise exposure at a young age lead to delayed onset NIHL 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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I can. Please attach the report here. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist  Read Full »

What is the treatment for ruptured eardrum?

Query: Hi doctor, One of my family friend's son was slapped accidently by his friend, and his eardrum was punctured. Some doctors say that it can be healed by medicines and some say that it can be cured by surgery. Kindly advise the real picture as parents are worried a lot.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Traumatic rupture of the drum usually heals by itself. It takes around three to four weeks for the healing to be visible and around three months for the healing to be complete. But in a few cases where drum does not heal up completely, or there is a residual ear ...  Read Full »

My 3 year old daughter failed her OAE test. Is that due to hearing loss?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. She failed OAE testing at 3 years of age. She has issues with articulation and has been in speech therapy for over a year. Scores are 1% for understandability. Our audiologist did not tell us much. Can I get your insight into my daughter's audiogram?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter's audiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a conductive hearing loss, but the ear is not mentioned. The cause seems to be some middle ear disease only. Please tell me about her subjective hearing. Is there any hearing loss she experie...  Read Full »

I hear a very faint sound when I close my right ear. What is that sound?

Query: Hello doctor, When I close my right ear, I hear a very faint sound. And when I open it, the sound goes away. What is that sound?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a normal phenomenon called shielding effect of the pinna. Surrounding noises do not interfere when the ear is shut, so sounds appear different. This effect may be exaggerated in hearing loss also. So, get a pure tone audiometry done, to rule out any hearing...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent cure for 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 »

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