"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. "
"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 tim..."
"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)."
"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 th..."
"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. "
"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 a..."
"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?"
"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. "
"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..."
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