Most people tend to experience sudden hearing loss in one ear. Some people may experience a loud popping sound before their hearing reduces. Other symptoms can include a feeling of fullness in the ear, dizziness (vertigo), and tinnitus.
Any hearing loss you experience suddenly and without any obvious cause, should be examined as soon as possible.
Treatment and prevention
If you experience sudden hearing loss, we recommend you see a medical professional within 24 hours. Treatment can include steroids, antibiotics, changing medication, earwax removal and hearing aids.