Hearing loss in one ear

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous ( benign ) brain tumour.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Noises in ear
  • Sensation of room spinning
  • Numbness or tingling on one side of body
  • Weakness of one side of the body

More information on Acoustic neuroma is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Mastoiditis

Mastoiditis is an uncommon bacterial infection of the mastoid bone behind the ear.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swelling or pain behind ear
  • Ear pain
  • High temperature
  • Feeling irritable
  • Discharge from ear

More information on Mastoiditis is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Ménière's disease

Ménière's disease is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sensation of room spinning
  • Ears feel blocked
  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Noises in ear
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

More information on Ménière's disease is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer is cancer that affects the nasopharynx.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Nose bleeding
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Swollen neck
  • Hearing loss in one ear

More information on Nasopharyngeal cancer is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Otitis media

Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear common in younger children.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Ear pain
  • High temperature
  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Headache
  • Noises in ear

More information on Otitis media is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.