Sensorineural deafness and pain
Q: I have sensorineural deafness in the high frequency range in both ears. I am very susceptible to cold. But at the same time I love to have cold beverages and deserts. I cannot withstand high levels of sound, its painful. Pressing the ear with my palms or fingers relieves any pain. Can this problem be cured and if so, how? Moreover, is there any link between any kind of nervous debility and this problem?
A:Dear patient, Cold has no relation to the sensorineural type of deafness. A hearing aid can help this type of hearing loss if difficulty in hearing is a handicap. But investigations should be done to find the cause of deafness which could either be some infection or medicine having harmful effect on hearing or something pressing on the nerve of hearing. The latter can be ruled out by getting MRI of brain. If everythingis normal then further loss can be prevented by avoiding exposure to loud sounds and medicines having harmful effect on hearing.