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Re: Dental related Hering Loss
There was a recent article from Penn State's Hershey
Medical center that suggests that ear wax can cause
a tinnitus problem. Perhaps the drilling shook
some ear wax loose? A general practice doctor
can remove earwax very easily (and probably more
cheaply than a hearing specialist), so your friend
should just make a visit to a "regular" doctor
first, to see if the problem can simply be cleared.
I've attached the article synopsis below and it's
link for further info.
THE MEDICAL MINUTE: TINNITUS - MORE THAN JUST BACKGROUND NOISE
Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sound in one or both ears
when no source of sound is present. It's experienced by perhaps one
in six Americans from all walks of life including presidents,
performers and scholars, and may be particularly common in rock
musicians. One in four affected people seek medical attention for it.
According to the latest edition of the Medical Minute, a service of
the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Tinnitus has many
possible causes, but the most common one is hearing loss from
exposure to loud sounds. There are some less common causes. Wax in
the ear canal can stimulate the eardrum. Infections including viruses
in the inner ear or sinus infections can cause ear noises.
Read the full story at http://live.psu.edu/story/12259