sudden serious diminishment of hearing in left ear

Posted by josephjr @josephjr, Dec 14, 2018

when i press my finger on my face at base of the ear, it shuts what sound i am getting to my ear off. any thoughts?

Hi, @josephjr, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like the hearing being shut off when you press your finger at the base of your ear is perplexing.

I'd like to introduce you to some other members who may have some thoughts for you, like @alwaysgail @oregongirl @floridagirl128 @rose4622 @jmlane @hopeful33250 @lioness.

In the meantime, you may be interested in this Mayo Clinic slide show with information on how we hear https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hearing-loss/multimedia/ear-infections/sls-20077144.

Do you have any history of hearing loss, @josephjr?

Hello @josephjr

I would like to join Lisa, (@lisalucier) in welcoming you to Mayo Connect.

I am sorry to hear of the hearing loss you are experiencing. It must be concerning to you as well as frustrating.

If you are comfortable sharing more: How long has this been happening (is it a recent event or ongoing for a while)? Have you had any other problems of an ENT nature such as sinus infections, etc.? Any tinnitus (ringing in the ear)?

Have you talked with your primary care doctor or a ENT specialist yet?

@hopeful33250

Hello @josephjr

I would like to join Lisa, (@lisalucier) in welcoming you to Mayo Connect.

I am sorry to hear of the hearing loss you are experiencing. It must be concerning to you as well as frustrating.

If you are comfortable sharing more: How long has this been happening (is it a recent event or ongoing for a while)? Have you had any other problems of an ENT nature such as sinus infections, etc.? Any tinnitus (ringing in the ear)?

Have you talked with your primary care doctor or a ENT specialist yet?

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Hello Joseph. I lost the majority of my hearing in my right ear 2 years before my diagnosis of AN.

@josephjr Welcome to this wonderful group we all share ideas ,listen and help if we can. I,ve had ringing in my ears ,tinnitus, for along time I have hearing loss in both ears and have hearing aides I was told they would help quiet the noise but it didn't The ENT didn't have any suggestions but through trial ,and error I found for myself dairy products make my tinnitus worst so I,m looking at other food ,keep a food journal is my suggestion I'm going to make another appt for a 2nd opinion on treatments?if there are any The finger is interesting to me I tried it but it did nothing.Good luck .

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