About six years ago (guessing) on a whim I had a perfunctory hearing test at a Costco in Norfolk, VA. The results showed that I had better than normal hearing on a number of frequencies and no loss at all on any of the others. Now I have substantial hearing loss in my left ear and less substantial loss in my right.
On occasion I feel that there is pressure or congestion and a dulling of sound in my left ear. Now I’m having that same sensation in my right, which makes me worry that I’m in the process of losing hearing there as well. In my mind I’ve attributed the sensation to stuffed eustachian tubes, though I would take no bets on it. I’ve booked an appointment with a local ENT specialist.
Does anyone here know of any systemic processes that lead to hearing loss? Is it simply a function of aging? I know there are a lot of extremely well-informed peopled on this forum, which is why I’m posing this question here.