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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My ears are blocked and itchy. I tried to clean it with an earpick and got some white discharge. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, My condition is still unknown to me. However, two months ago, something blocked my ear, causing my hearing to suffer. Both my ears are always itchy. But that only lasts two weeks before my hearing returns to normal. This week it happened to me again, although in a different case. Somethin...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, I want to tell you never to again clean your ear yourself with Q tips, buds, or anything else. The ear has a natural cleaning mechanism called the migratory epithelial pattern, which gets disturbed when you put Q tips or anything l...  Read Full »

My doctor prescribed me nasal drops for a patulous eustachian tube, but I see no results. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I can hear my breathing in my ear. I think it might be a patulous eustachian tube. I tried some nasal drops, but they did not help that much. But when I sit and sleep, everything becomes normal. I can hear my voice in my ears. I am assuming it is a patulous eustachian tube. When I sit or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, we must determine whether the cause is a patulous eustachian tube. Hearing one's breath sounds, heartbeat, and voice can be in a few conditions like dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal, vestibulocochlear fistula labyrinth, o...  Read Full »

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