I had s imilar incident about year ago. Deafness in both ears.
The ENT here, perscribed Predinsone for two weeks also, Mind you for the first days I took 16 pills (8 Twice) and then tappered back at two pills a day. (Yes the hearing loss did happen over night) After the Pred
the hearing returned and the testing proved with the some decibles as I had prior to complete loss.
For the record, I just days ago have endured my 4th stapectomy revision in the left ear.
I woke up with a Sudden Hearing Loss 2 months ago. Also with tinnitus, like a motor sound in my left ear. I was on Prednisone for over a week, and it didn't do a thing for my ear, but many other bad reactions. I also had hearing tests that showed I lost over half my hearing in my left ear. My doctor said there's only a 30% chance my hearing will return, but not to give up. I go back in 3 months, and he may do an MRI. I can't believe I went to bed a normal hearing person, and woke up in the morning with a big hearing problem! Good luck to you....hope you are soon back to normal.
I have recently had the exact same thing. Sudden hearing loss while watching TV with my friends. I've been prescribed prednisone as well. Just wondering, what were the bad reactions you experienced?
I tried prednisone and valtrex and it helped but I still can't understand people speak sometimes and it's very faint. I'm not sure if the valtrex damages the brain but sometimes it's due to a virus HSV1 or VZV. I'm tapering a month of prednisone now
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