Sudden hearing loss is an unexplained sudden change in hearing in one or both ears.
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.
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.