Overcoming Hearing Loss At The Age Of 60 Years
Hello doc, want to ask .. My father is 60 years old with a history of stroke, his hearing has been reduced in the past few days, there is no pain or swelling in his ear, he has been given drops, there is no change. It used to be like this, but it came out of an ear drained and was given drops, got better .. Went to the hospital afraid of the doc .. Because of this covit19 pandemic. What medicines can a doc give? thank you
Originally posted 2020-04-14 11:24:19.
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Basically hearing can be reduced due to various causes:
buildup of dirt in the ear canal
obstruction of the ear due to other things (for example a foreign object in the ear canal, a tumor in the ear)
infection of the external ear or middle ear
disorders of the hearing bones in the middle ear
damage to the auditory nerve hairs in the ear
damage to the auditory nerve or hearing center in the brain
and so forth
To be able to provide the best management to overcome his hearing loss, a direct examination of the ear and hearing nerve of your father must be carried out. This examination should be done at the ENT doctor and if the ENT doctor does not find any specific disturbance in his ear, the ENT doctor can also refer your father to a neurologist.
As long as your father's hearing does not occur suddenly (hearing falls slowly), it is likely that the cause of the hearing loss does not require immediate management. You can wait until the corona virus pandemic ends to do an examination with the ENT doctor. If you see any other neurological symptoms in your father (for example suddenly his body is limp, his face looks down one side, there is a speech impediment or interference with swallowing too), then the examination to the hospital must be done immediately and should not be postponed.
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