Left Ear Aches And Hearing Loss?
Hello doctor, I want to ask my ear, why is the left ear so painful because it hears an ultrasonic sound after that incident, the left ear can’t hear a small sound while my right ear is clearly heard … how should I do? ~ Thank you hello doctor
Thank you for the question.
Pain in the ear can be caused by several things, depending on the time the pain appears, duration of pain, accompanying symptoms such as fever, cold cough, triggers of pain such as trauma or after swimming, and a history of other illnesses or a history of treatment. Based on your complaint, a possible cause of pain in the ear is a history of listening to sounds that are too loud, which is also accompanied by hearing loss. However, there are other possibilities that also need to be excluded, such as ear infections or accumulation of dirt in the ear.
Therefore, you should immediately consult a specialist ENT doctor. The doctor will evaluate your complaints, perform a physical examination including seeing the inside of your ear if the eardrum is still intact or there are tears or signs of infection, and conduct investigations if needed as evaluate your hearing function with a tuning fork or audiometry examination so the doctor can handle it according to the cause of your complaint.
Here are things you can do for a while:
Avoid hearing loud sounds first. If you have a work environment with a noisy atmosphere, you can rest yourself first. Avoid using the phone to listen to music for a while. Avoid using cotton buds on the ears and avoid putting anything in the ear. Avoid swimming for a while. Take pain relievers such as paracetamol to relieve pain. Hopefully this information can help you and hopefully get well soon.