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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: chien | 2019/05/15

Q.

hearing loss

Hello doctor, after getting a fever due to a sore throat, my left ear feels heavy as if I had a new light headedness, but a few days later it was heavier than the feeling of heavy ear discomfort when I knocked on my head. On the ear, it feels like there is something in the ear that moves. I went to see a doctor, she prescribed lots of medication but sometimes my ear still feels heavy but light. I found out that I seem to be experiencing hearing loss, especially when there is a lot of noise and the right ear seems to be hearing less than the left ear. Although the right ear is not bad. poorer but they say their ears are still okay. What could it be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert
- 2019/05/16

Good day Chien,


You could possibly have fluid in your middle ear which can sound like there is something moving in your ear, especially when you move your head. This can make your ear feel blocked. Fluid in the ear can also cause your hearing to decrease temporarily in the affected ear if it's treated timeously. If there is no infection in the ear, medication such as antibiotics may not be helpful as this fluid needs to be drained. 

I would recommend going to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who will perform an assessment and may send for a hearing test to identify where the problem lies.

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