I am 68 and also have experienced hearing loss from water in my ears. I also have a constant ringing (or more like a locust sound), in my ears. I have tried drops, but no success. After swimming, if I bend over from the waist, I have a lot of water coming out my nose. I suspect this is from a build up in either the sinus or the ear canal. Probably should see a doctor
While I am blaming swimming for my hearing loss, lets face it--age is also a big factor.