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 a hole in the eardrum result in hearing loss?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 57 years old and he is diabetic. Before six months, he started to have an ear discharge and so we consulted an ENT specialist. He was diagnosed with a hole in the eardrum. He was given medications. But still, the discharge has not stopped. Now, he is unable to hear from his lef...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medicines are given to manage the condition. Proper cure can be done with surgery. As he is diabetic, it is not safe to do surgery at this age. So continue giving medications. Tell him to use cotton while taking bath. It is good to avoid using water on his head. Tre...  Read Full »

I have a lot of confusion regarding my recent hearing test. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask a question about my recent hearing test. I want to confirm whether it is normal. My audiologist told me that my hearing is within normal limits. But the ENT specialist reviewed it and told me that there is a fraction of hearing loss. According to the report, I have hearing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two classifications in the degree of hearing loss. So according to the first one, it is normal and according to the second one, there is minimal hearing loss. Please mention the problems faced related to ears. On considering the threshold levels at each freque...  Read Full »

Is there any medication to improve hearing loss in elderly?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 67 years old. She got exposed to a sudden loud noise from fireworks about a month ago, and it caused loss of hearing to about 50% (audiometry). She started taking Prednisolone three days after the incident, and also some multivitamin pills, but no improvement yet. Mixed vo...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With age, the hearing ability reduces for all, no partiality. That is called presbycusis in medical term. Moreover, the loud noise added to the process of deterioration. If she is diabetic and hypertensive those factors will add on to the deterioration process. Now c...  Read Full »

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