I'm 54 and in good health. About two weeks ago, I noticed my hearing in my left ear had diminished by about 25 percent, and the tinnitus I've had for about seven years seemed elevated. The hearing loss has an associated feeling that you get when you change altitude and your ears haven't "popped" yet to equalize the pressure. I also seem to have some hearing loss in my right ear. I've made an appointment with the best ENT doc in town, but it's a month from now, and I'm worried about what could cause this. From what I've heard of hearing loss, it's usually gradual. My dad has had a slight hearing loss for two years, but he's 86. I know this could be a simple as ear wax, but I've never had ear wax problems, and recent use of ear wax removal drops hasn't yielded anything. Any comments?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.