Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Sudden loss of vision and hearing for short periods of time.
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sudden loss of vision and hearing for short periods of time.

My brother is 15 years of age, and has suffered from sudden loss of hearing and vision at the same time twice now. The doctor we went to has no idea what may be causing this. Both times it's happened at school, and it only lasts for a short period of time. Any ideas as to what may be causing this and what we could do for him?

~Tanya
Related Discussions
4 Comments
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
that sounds like he was maybe about to faint to me.. i recently had a surgery that they went through an artery for, and it came open when i stood up, and the drop in my blood pressure made me not be able to see or hear right before i passed out. maybe he just has low blood pressure? he should probably see a doctor though
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Is is both sides?  If only one side, could be a temporary swelling of something in the brain putting pressure on the nerves, but if both sides that seems unlikely.

Does it happen in relation to anything else?  Right after hard exercise that could increase blood presure?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
     I have spent 5 years active duty in the military bomb squad (EOD or Explosive Ordnance Disposal) I lose hearing in one ear at times, sometimes as often as twice a week. Not vision though. I will go completely deaf in one ear, for sometimes just a minute or two, and sometimes half an hour or more. It is somewhat embarassing to admit this, but I'm not sure if it only happens to one ear or both. I really need to write down which ear it is.
     Every time I tell a military doctor, they just say that they've never heard of this condition, and say not to worry about it. My blood pressure is fine, and I have met two other people who have the same problem. They both tell me that the doctors basically act like they are trying to fake something. I just don't know what this is, and it worries me a little bit. Any ideas?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Has anything been discovered about your brother's symptoms and what was causing it? I can see your post was a good 3 years ago, but my best friend (18 years of age) has just recently been experiencing the same symptoms - temporary loss of vision and hearing for a short period of time. She says her eyes black out and she can't see anything, though when others look at her, she still looks normal, and she can't hear anything. This has happened to her yesterday and today...both during her clinical rotation at a hospital. She is at Day Surgery in the hospital and she tells me that it occurs when she has not even seen anything bloody or smelled anything weird. She originally thought it was just low blood sugar or something, but it still happened today even after she made sure to eat. Help, please?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, Loss of vision and hearing was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
9 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON