Looking for hearing loss answers to 20 year old issue
I been looking for answers to my hearing loss that I have had for the past three months, but only have some possible ideas. I was hoping to find if anyone has gone through similar situation and what their outcome or outlook has been.
I am 49 years old. I was born deaf in my right ear. I had no issues with my left ear until 20 years ago. One day it dropped down and ringing started. It didn't go out completely but I had distortions and wild fluctuations and at times couldn't hear much. It came back within a month, but over the years it would resurface for a week or two and come back Last bout with it was 6 years ago and was hoping it wouldn't ever come back
I been to doctors, had MRI and steroids injections etc to no avail. This time it started up over three months ago to where now I can barely hear without a hearing aid most days. It's never lasted this long and now I wonder if it's stuck. I'm in moderate severe range as of know. I been to ent and have appointments with more doctors next week. No one has had a answer for me on this. I have tinnitus since then as well.
Does this sound like a progressive loss that people experience or an auto immune disorder. Anyone had similar issues and any good results. I know it's just a synopsis of what I am going through. Any thoughts or suggestions for where to seek answers would be appreciated. Thanks
The fluctuating nature of the hearing loss appears to be symptom similar of Meniere's Disease, or (as you mentioned) auto-immune disease. Your further testing at ENT is the correct path to follow. Good luck.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.