What would you feel if one day you brush up to 2 o’clock excitedly at night, then lie down and go to bed, and suddenly wake up the next morning and find yourself deaf?
What is the first reaction of most people? Why am I deaf? Then I poked my finger in my ear and found it useless. Then I clapped my hand in my ear and found it useless. Then: ah ~ ~ ~ ~ how can I be deaf! It started to roar.
This is sudden deafness, or sudden deafness for short. In fact, it’s not terrible for us to have sudden deafness. We can’t panic if we understand the disease correctly, understand the condition and treat it in time. Let’s learn about sudden deafness next.
Sudden deafness refers to the sudden occurrence of sensorineural deafness with unknown causes, which can reduce the hearing to a minimum within a few hours to three days.
The cause of sudden deafness is unknown, but it is related to virus infection, blood supply of inner ear, autoimmune diseases, psychological state and other factors.
When you are suffering from sudden deafness, the most obvious thing is hearing loss. Generally speaking, sudden deafness is unilateral deafness, followed by tinnitus. Sudden deafness and tinnitus are common. About percent of the patients have tinnitus when they are suffering from sudden deafness. At the same time, some people will feel dizzy.
What should we do when we have sudden deafness?
Don’t panic. First of all, don’t panic. Don’t try so hard to poke. Some people always think that there is too much earwax in their ears, or something is blocking the deafness. In fact, it’s not true. The nature of these two deafness is different. We are talking about sudden deafness. What earwax blocks is conductive deafness, and the feeling is also different.
Then we should remember a principle that the golden treatment time for sudden deafness is within 72 hours after the onset. Once the time is exceeded, the treatment effect will be greatly reduced.
Therefore, when we find that we have sudden deafness, we should see a doctor in time and take active treatment. As long as the treatment is timely, the treatment effect will not be very bad and there will be no sequelae.
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