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Chana Lerner, AuD  
Female
Toms River, NJ

HearUSA
Audiology
732-504-2309
Toms River, NJ
My Posts
Jun 16, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 2
The fluctuating nature of the hearing loss appears to be symptom similar of Meniere's Disease, or (as you mentioned) auto-immune disease. Your further testing at ENT is the correct path to follow. Good luck.
May 20, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 2
The sound you are hearing may actually be tinnitus--an auditory perception not produced from an external sound. Tinnitus may be constant or occur intermittently in one or both ears. It may occur suddenly or gradually over a period of time. Tinnitus is a common symptom of hearing loss; so a consultation with an audiologist for a hearing evaluation is recommend...
May 19, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 3
The ototoxic medication is not sustained in your system. It should not continue any further damage to your hearing. Be sure to take care of your ears to prevent any further hearing loss (ie noise exposure).
May 15, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Your husband should visit an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist. The eardrum is a thin membrane (flap) of skin that can not move. The swallowing sensation he is experiencing may be fluid draining into his throat--either from his ear via the Eustachian tube that connects both; Or draining from his nose to the back of his throat. The doctor can diagnose and provi...
May 15, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 3
Some medications are ototoxic- have a side effect of hearing loss and/or tinnitus. If you are experiencing this, you should contact your doctor immediately to discuss. Sometimes they will monitor, but often the dosage can be adjusted.
May 15, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Community - 2
The difficulties you describe all point to hearing loss. You should visit an audiologist for a hearing test. If hearing aids are recommended, they can improve your quality of life tremendously. Do this right away, to help yourself, and all those around you. As far as your symptom of "clock ticking", that is tinnitus, a common symptom of hearing loss...
May 08, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Community - 1
Head trauma can cause hearing loss. Hearing loss can alter the way you hear your own voice too. You should visit an audiologist for a hearing test. Also, discuss these symptoms with your doctor. Did you have an x-ray or MRI after the fall?
May 08, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
The pediatrician should check his ears for fluid build-up. Also, it's a good idea to visit an audiologist for a hearing test. This will ensure he is hearing adequate sounds for words and learning speech.
Apr 17, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Community - 1
You should be seen by an ENT (Ear Nose Throat specialist) right away to diagnose the cause. Prompt medical attention is critical with sudden hearing loss.
Apr 09, 2014 in the Hearing Loss Expert Forum - 1
Itchy/tingly ears are usually not serious, but can be very annoying. Don't be tempted to scratch the ear canal or use a Q-tip. Itchiness may be a sign of a fungal infection. Try to keep your ear dry. Your doctor may prescribe anti-fungal drops. You may also try a vinegar/water solution. Seasonal allergies can also cause of itchy ears that can be relieved...