in 24 hours or less, a person loses hearing in one ear. This is a medical emergency
and the patient needs to see an ear, nose and throat doctor as soon as possible.
the symptom is a sudden loss of hearing in one ear occurring in less that 24 hours,
usually associated with ringing in the same ear, and fullness in the same ear, and
possibly dizziness. I believe the cause is a blocked blood vessel to the hearing part
of the inner ear. But the exact cause is not known.
Possible course of treatment:
after a careful ear exam and hearing test, it is cortisone and a Vasodilator if there
is a high frequency loss; or a diuretic and Vasodilator if a low frequency hearing
loss is found.