Diminished hearing after ear tube procedure in adult
I had tympanostomy / ventilation / PE tubes put in both ears today and I now have significantly reduced hearing. Is this a short term effect of the procedure, or will my hearing be like this until the tubes are removed? Human speech now sounds muffled and background noises seem excessively loud. I have to turn the TV volume up a good bit to hear it clearly. I’d rather have the congested feeling than the diminished hearing.
The tubes are to treat eustation tube dysfunction that was causing a sensation of chronic ear congestion – always having to “pop” or clear my ears. My left eardrum was significantly retracted. There was no fluid in my ears, no infection, and my hearing tested normal for my age (43). I had tubes in my ears twice as a child because of recurring infections.
There is a great deal of information online about ear tubes for children, but almost nothing about what adults experience when they get ear tubes.
I know this is an old post, but hopefully you will respond and let me know what happened with you? I am having the exact same problem and it's making me crazy. I can't get any help from doctors or nurses, and I know what you mean about nothing being on the internet! Please post how long (and if) the clogged sensation cleared up! Thanks!
This is an old post, but did the symptoms clear up? I am dealing with something similar. I had tubes put in three days ago. My right ear is full of fluid that isn't draining and there is pressure and sometimes the sound of my heartbeat. Makes me crazy. Plus my own voice sounds like it used to when I'd submerge my ears in the bathtub. so far it's miserable.
I had tubes put in on Jan 25, 2010 and have the feeling described by many (diminished hearing, muffled sounds, feel like I am underwater). My ENT says diminished hearing from tubes is extremely rare, and he is shocked at the hearing test results - I am having a second (nerve hearing) test done today - the doctor is concerned the hearing loss is permanent.
I too wold really like to hear if this condition has cleared up over time for anyone - am worried that even if they take the tubes out this is how it will be - OMG it is a terrible feeling and so much worse than the constant feeling of pressure that I had before.
I just had the tubes put in today, and the intial cuts to the ear drum didn't hurt but when they placed the tubes my ear I have the imediate clogging and muffled hearing how long did this last for you. I made them take them out right away as I had a severe panic attack. After taking them out it still is muffled it echos and I feel like I am under water I can't hear people talking across the room, they have to come up to me. I kept asking him what to expect and he couldn't tell me. All I want to know is will my hearing return to what I am used to hearing and how long it will take, can I do anything to stop the pressure and stuffy feeling in my head. I felt it when he pushed the tube in the left ear, it felt like he came thru my check. Please help as I have sever panic issues, please tell me what to think.
This is an old post but just wondered if your symptons went away. I started with an ear infection and now my have that clogged up feeling in my ears. the ENT say I have issue with my ETD and negative pressure. He said ear tubes may be needed. Please let me know how your turned out. Thanks.
This is an old post but just wondered if your symptons went away. I started with an ear infection and now my have that clogged up feeling in my ears. the ENT say I have issue with my ETD and negative pressure. He said ear tubes may be needed. Please let me know if your symptons got better Thanks
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