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Sudden Hearing Loss Overnight at 21 Years Old!
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Sudden Hearing Loss Overnight at 21 Years Old!

I wondered if anyone has had this situation....My Fiance had deafness in his right ear for a couple of years, however could still hear pretty well with use of his left ear. One night (on my birthday!) we went clubbing and at about 2am his ears started making a noise which he described like rustling cling film and then he couldn't hear anything. he woke up the next day and still nothing, since then he has had an MRI & some blood tests but no one has been able to offer us any answers, this happened last November and he now has hearing aids but tests have shown his hearing got worse between November & January (now profoundly deaf).
We are worried that he may lose the little hearing he has left & I can't seem to find anyone of a similar age/experience who has had this happen.
I wonder if we should eb demanding more tests etc, but I'm not sure what!
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Sounds like a cochlear implant candidate....

This has got to be hard for you folks.

If insurance and economics are out of the question, I would investigate this company.

www.ienjoysound.com

Their implants are half the costs as the ones found in the US...  but u will have to travel out of the US to get the implant done, as of right now they do not have FDA aproval, although the co. is a US based company.

Wish you folks luck

AuD ccc-a
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hi i also appear to be in the same situation as the one your are describing. I am 21 also and for a large portion of my life I have had a profound hearing loss in my right and only a slight minor hearing loss in my left. However, last night I had some beer to drink and smoked cigarettes and late that night before falling asleep I noticed a much larger hearing loss in my left ear. I woke up the next day and I still have the much more significant hearing loss in both ears now. Apparently drinking and smoking can cause this, even in people who have no hearing loss before starting to drink or smoke. Tittinus is also a symptom, which is the ringing sound he might hear in his ear. Sadly however this generally means nerve damage has been done and most people remain skeptical about the amount of hearing one might be able to recover. i would have to agree with the comment above me; the best option seems to be a cochlear implant. the hearing aids i have after this additional hearing loss do not work properly anymore.
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