Hearing management

Posted by: Thandeka | 2019/05/16


Hearing Loss

I have been suffering from terrible left ear pain for over a decade now. My hearing is so low in the morning that if i'm sleeping on the right side I won't even hear my alarm. The hearing tests did pick up minor hearing loss but it is always done during the day when the hearing has picked up. Also the different sounds of noise is making my days hell.

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert
- 2019/05/21

Dear Thandeka,

Have you tried having a hearing test done early in the morning to see if a more severe hearing loss is found compared to later in the day? If you suffer from sinus congestion, this could be affecting your ear. I would recommend going to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist and having your hearing tested by an Audiologist early in the morning to more accurately determine the cause of the ear ache and loss of hearing that seems to improve as the days goes on. The tests will also be able to tell if there is any fluid build up in your middle ear which is perhaps causing the earache and decrease in hearing.

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