Sudden Loss HearingHello! I have been reading this forum for about one month and found it to be extremely informative and helpful. I must say it is better than my doctors including ENT. I had 100% hearing loss in my left ear on September 5. I've never had any health problems before. I was on predisone for one week and did a hearing test- still no changes. My ENT doctor told me to stop taking the steriod pills because it didn't help me within one week so it is not going to work on me anymore. She told me to just wait and see. After reading about steriod shots on this forum, I've mentioned it to my ENT. She said there is no proof that steriod shots actually work and it is not practised in Canada. I want to move to America!! I was incrediably depressed and scared for about three weeks. Mainly because I had to adjust to living with one ear and my balance was still not stable. I am taking a bunch of vitamins ( A, B, C, & D), calcium, Coq- 10 etc.) and also getting some acupuncture treatments twice a week. I don't know what is helping me but recently, I went for my second hearing test and my hearing did improve a little bit. ( from 110 dec(profound) to 80 dec.(severe)) I am able to hear some loud sound but not much use because it is not at functional level. I also get tinitis which drives me crazy!! My ENT doctors are not very helpful and not hopeful that I will recover some hearing. In fact, the first ENT doctor told me I may never get any hearing back. I was devastated!! At least my acupuncturist thinks that I will recover 70-80%. I don't know but I am hopful that I will recover.
Thanks for sharing your experiences on this forum. It means a great deal to people like me.
octobergoddess on 2006-10-08
♥ maheeru last decade
In 2006 I suffered a 60db single-sided sudden sensorineural hearing loss, followed later by vertigo attacks and a diagnosis of Menieres Disease. I have since made a *full* recovery after suffering for 3 years. In my case these symptoms were the result a food allergy (which I have also recovered from).
I created a web site to document my own experience since it appears most ENTs have little idea about simple allergies (e.g. food, environmental) as one possible cause of significant & sudden hearing loss. [I can't post the URL on this site directly, but my user profile has it]
It includes scans of my hearing tests & allergy results.
( the House Ear Clinic - is an example of a medical practice that acknowledges the connection between allergies and hearing disorders. )
Good Luck & get well soon!
jhorowi1 last decade
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