I just found this postwhich although late in answering, relates to my own circumstances.
I lived for 65 yearswith a dead left ear, and managed very well. November 2005, I had afront right upper tooth extracted by my dentist. Previous extractionshad been no trouble. But this one didn`t want to go, and he had toput in a lot of effort to succeed. The tooth had quite a long root,but fortunately it came out without any other damage.
Twenty four hourslater, I experienced a sudden hearing loss in my only good ear.Steroid tablets did no good, and the ENT specialist could only offereither a vascular or virus problem as being the cause.
My explanation about the difficult tooth extraction being a possible cause, was totally ignored. I was fitted with a hearing aid, which didn`t help a lot,as I had lost the mid and low frequency hearing in that right ear. I struggled for several months, until I was referred to a CI clinic. I had all the tests that were going, and the outcome, was the hearing nerve had been badly damaged, and I was unsuitable for an implant.
You have to go through this, to realize it is life changing. I can no longer listen to music, and simple conversations are extremely difficult. I do have two aids, as the dead ear does have some low frequency hearing. It does help, although no one can explain how it works.
So you are the only other person in the world, who can link a tooth extraction to hearing loss. When this first happened, I tried to find answers without success. I doubt there are any, but you have found some sort of reason. My only hope is stem cell treatment, which is still a very long way off. Until then, we are both in the same boat!