Quick history: Fungal Ear infection, blocked up, Tinnitus, ear cleaning micro suction, Tinnitus remained.
Question: Can a fungal infection lead to hearing loss. My doctor and the ENTs docs said it’s possible but my ear drum and canals show no damage at all so my T should go eventually but I spoke to a friend who said her father had his T through the same thing and was told he had lost some hearing and the T was due to that and was given hearing maids which helped lower and most days remove the T completely (only returned when he took off the aids). He said he too had no visible damage to the drum or the canal.
The reason I’m asking is because I was given a hearing test by the Audiologist at Lewisham hospital and was told that I had a weaker left ear but that might be due to the infection, the left ear is the one with the Tinnitus but she didn’t say it was why I had the T. I had no hearing problems before the infection so my main puzzle is whether that means the ear infection might have brought about some hearing loss and if it’s worth asking for hearing aids?
Any help would be great and I know you do know all my medical stuff with the hearing and t etc but it’s pretty much the above. (Above paragraphs might seem a bit of a rushed ramble blame that on it being 2am lol).