Sound level meter readings may be affected by various factors (ie open window, speed etc). Wearing hearing protection in any noisy environment is wise option. For maximum comfort and performance, custom noise plugs may be ordered from an audiologist. Noise Plugs are available in a wide selection for various situations. Different filter levels are chosen for t...
Firstly, can the c-pap machine be adjusted to not cover your ears? To only blow air through your mouth and nose, to assist with night-time breathing?
Secondly, as advised in prior answer, it is very important for your ENT to monitor the PE tubes and ensure they are still open (patent). If the tubes get clogged with skin debris or ear wax, then the tubes can...
Sorry to hear of that shocking accident. It's important to have a hearing test to measure any damaging hearing loss that may be caused by the acoustic trauma. The tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss too. Wearing hearing protection is a smart idea- so you're on the right track.
Your eardrum may have ruptured, relieving the pressure buildup from an ear infection (pus). You should see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent this from happening again. Once the infection is all cleared up, an audiologist can test your hearing and discuss the hearing aid recommendation, if applicable.
Sinus problems may contribute to difficulty hearing. It's recommended that the child have a hearing test from an audiologist to measure the hearing sensitivity. Also, follow-up with an ENT specialist to address the sinus issues.
Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) is a common symptom of hearing loss. Any sudden hearing loss such as yours should be diagnosed and treated by an ENT (Ear Nose Throat specialist). The head trauma may have caused damage to the eardrum or inner ear bones that may be repaired. Discuss with your physician.
If the recommended surgery is not covered by medical insurance, then alternatives would best be provided by your ENT. Perhaps medication could be prescibed for the symptoms of dizziness. Hope you feel better.
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