Hearing Problems

Hearing loss can be partial or complete. It is termed profound deafness. In the partial hearing loss, the intensity of the sound needs to be raised for an individual to hear. The three types of hearing loss are conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. In conductive hearing loss, the sounds fail to transfer from the outer to the inner ear. Problems with the auditory nerve, cochlea, brain, and inner ear cause sensorineural hearing loss. Mixed hearing loss involves both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.

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What can be the cause for delay in responding and chewing problems in a 2.5 years old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2.4 years old. He has still not started talking. He also does not follow instructions; hence it is very difficult to make him sit and teach him how to talk. He does not even follow us when we talk to him or try to make him learn or focus. He rarely responds to his name, when ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, I have a few queries. I am unable to make out if the hearing of your child is normal or not. This seems to be the most likely problem I feel. Because you have mentioned that he loves to watch and listen to songs, please make sure that the child is abl...  Read Full »

I developed tinnitus suddenly. Kindly go through my MRI and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed tinnitus all of a sudden last year. I am attaching the last year MRI images for your evaluation. Of late, I have some muscle pull in my calves. I am waiting for your evaluation.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed your MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are age-related minor changes in the scan. But nothing is alarming in the scan. The tinnitus which you have can be because of isolated eighth nerve or inner ear involvement. Do...  Read Full »

Do repeated head injury cause recurrence of labyrinthitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I need help addressing labyrinthitis. About a month ago, I was at soccer practice and heading the soccer ball a few times. A soccer ball actually hit me in the eye, and a few days later, I noticed floaters in the eye, but eventually, it went away. Then about two weeks ago, I listened to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Labyrinthitis is not because of getting hit on the head. However, such trauma can cause otoconia to get dislodged and lead to symptoms of vertigo. These otoconia are present in the inner ear (labyrinth) and are like small sensors of balance. Such a condition is called B...  Read Full »

Please give your valuable opinion on my child's hearing problem.

Query: Hi doctor,Please have a look at her hearing test report and give your suggestion. Please find the patient details. Her adenoids and tonsils were removed. Due to enlarged adenoids, she got an infection in her middle ear, and she did not hear clearly. Then her middle ear was cleaned, and the tube was ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason why she is still not hearing properly is probably due to remnant adenoids, which could have been left behind and would have undergone compensatory hypertrophy causing the same problem for which surgery has been done. I would recommed her to use Metatop (Momet...  Read Full »

Why do I feel like something is blocking my hearing in the right ear?

Query: Hello doctor, My right ear is like something is there, and something is blocking. I cannot hear.  Read Full »


Dr. Bruce Hudkins

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without much more information, I can only point out a few causes that come to mind. Perhaps it would help for me to break it down into two categories: 1. Acute one-sided hearing loss- consider, in descending order of probability- cerumen (ear wax) impaction, eustach...  Read Full »

What causes sudden hearing loss with severe ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a sudden hearing loss. I can hear blood pumping like pulsating in my right ear with lots of pain. Previously, I had a stroke, TIA, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, bipolar disorder, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. Currently, I am taking Amitriptyline 50 mg at night, Atorvastati...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency and it has to be evaluated and treated accordingly. Treatment taken after 48 hours will not produce desirable results even after taking the full course of treatment. Hence it is important to take treatment immed...  Read Full »

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 »

Please suggest a treatment option to get relief from impacted wax present in ears.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male with a weight of 63 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have decreased hearing in both ears. I think that there is a wax formation and it blocks the ways. Please suggest an ear drop to get relief.   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have impacted wax. This causes extreme frustration and blocks the entire ear canal. This results in pain and decreased hearing. Try to follow these measures to have relief. Stop using earbuds at any cost. It can introduce a new infection in the ear canal and cau...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good quality hearing aid and medication for severe hearing loss.

Query: Sir, the patient is my father of age 88 years old. His height is 5.2m and weight around 62 kg. He is having hearing problem quite severely. He was using hearing aid machines but none of them have been working satisfactorily and gets damaged frequently. Require your help for a good quality hearing ai...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, The pure tone audiogram uploaded by you shows clearly that he has nerve related deafness in both ears and it is indeed due to his age. You seem to have taken a poor quality hearing. Please go for a better quality hearing aid. It will be costlier. Go for a bilateral hearing aid rather than f...  Read Full »

Why is my hearing in the left ear affected?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past few days, I am not able to hear properly through my left ear and it is almost down to 50%. I have consulted an ENT specialist and they suggested for a CT scan. Everything is fine in the scan. Sugar and BP levels are normal and they injected some steroids for two days. Still, ...  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and you have developed sudden hearing loss in your left ear for the last few days. As you are neither hypertensive nor diabetic, the possibilities are acute labyrinthitis, eustachian tube dysfunction and idiopathic. Now, you have to consult your ...  Read Full »

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