Hearing management

Posted by: CJ | 2010/07/07


Am I losing my hearing?

I have had ear infection problems from a young age and still I am quite prone to them when I get flu. I have also had gromets. Every time I have been to a GP for check ups they have told me how bad the scaring is in my left ear. I also find that I cant hear as well out of the left ear as I can the right. Its funny though, if I -|- my head to one side the hearing in my left ear is a little better. Will this scaring eventually cause me to lose my hearing?

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear CJ

The best thing you can do is to have your hearing evaluated by an Audiologist and find out in time what your hearing thresholds are. It is possible that there might have been some permanent damage to your ears, with repeated otitis media but one will have to investigate to be certain.

Please let me know if you need a referral to someone in your area and i will gladly give you the necessary contact detail (

kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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