Are you aware that hearing loss can just occur in one ear? Just because a person has trouble hearing does not mean that you have trouble with both ears. Some causes only affect one ear and if you are one of these people, do not worry, you are not necessarily prone to hearing loss in the other ear. The list below is 5 ways you can lose your hearing in just one ear. Consider a hearing aid to help you to have a better quality of life.


If you are a person who has ear infections and think it is no big deal, you are wrong. If you think you have an ear infection, you need to seek doctor care. If you do not treat the ear infection, it can cause the fluid build up to stick around and cause damage to the ear drum. This can cause you to lose your hearing in one ear.

Loud Noises

Music is great. I love listening to music and watching television. When I am in the car my kids and I listen to music and sing the entire car ride. In a sense, it brings us together. However, if you listen to music too loud or go to a concert or even go to a bar scene and do not allow your ears to recover, then you are causing damage to your ear and could cause hearing lose in one ear. Also, if you have a gun go off beside you without any protection or are around noises at work, you are prone to have hearing loss in the future.

Medication Drugs

Some medications such as antibiotics, significant amounts of Vicodin and aspirin, and chemotherapy can cause hearing loss. Although in most cases the damage in permanent, there are times that once the medication has stopped so does the hearing.


Tumors can appear anywhere, and they do not have to be cancerous to cause hearing loss in your ears. However, tumors do not necessarily cause hearing loss in both ears; it can only occur in one ear. Some illnesses that can cause hearing loss are measles, mumps, syphilis, and meningitis.


Unfortunately, aging is just a part of life and just as the rest of your body; your ears can be affected by it. The tiny little hairs inside of your ear serve a purpose. They allow vibrations to bounce off of each other allowing you to be able to hear. As you age, `the hairs in your ear become damaged and are unable to respond to the waves. Just because it happens in one does not mean that you are going to lose your hearing in both ears.