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I suffered sudden high frequency hearing loss in one ear and

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I suffered sudden high frequency hearing loss in one ear and eustachian tube dysfunction in both a few months ago. It came on after dental surgery on one side. MY doctor says its unrelated to dental work and it was probably just a random virus which attacks the nose and ear. I didn't have a cold or anything beforehand is this possible?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 5 years ago.
Dr.tiwari :


Dr.tiwari :

Welcome at JA.

Dr.tiwari :

The high frequency hearing losses are generally due to trauma or due to exposure to high noise.

Dr.tiwari :

If the trauma is the reason for hearing loss then there should also be tinnitus or ringing in ears.

Dr.tiwari :

The disease induced hearing loss should be associated with other symptoms.

Dr.tiwari :

If you are having hearing loss to particular sounds then you should get yourself tested with a ENT doctor & should have audiogram.

Dr.tiwari :

Hope this will help you.

Dr.tiwari :

With best wishes.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Bit confused sorry. So could a dental drill cause this? So its definitely not a virus ?
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 5 years ago.
The hearing loss in dental treatment can only occur when you are exposed to high speed drill.

If the noise is too high & it is near your ear then this may lead to this.

This does not looks to be the dental treatment but this is the noise which is the culprit.

Hope this will help you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
the drill could have caused all that damage ?? Is this common and could I sue the dentist?
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 5 years ago.
Are you sure that you had exposed to the high pitched sound of drill?

Were you exposed to that drill frequently?

Please reply.