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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Sudden Hearing Loss

Okay, sorry to hear that. Head injury is a relatively common cause of hearing loss, accounting for about 10% of cases of hearing loss.

Contact your doctor right away so you can get prompt evaluation and treatment.

Of course, not everyone with head trauma has hearing loss. So let's move on to some other possibilities.

Has your hearing loss been associated with earache, congestion, fever, or drainage from the ear?

Yes, I've had earache, fever, and/or drainage.

No, I haven't had an earache, fever, or drainage.

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