One sided deafness with tinnitus - any advice?

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I've been having hearing issues for a while now (at least 6 months or more) - and the last couple of weeks the tinnitus was getting worse - I got myself some otex (I thought it was due to earwax) - which did absolutely nothing. Visited the doctors - no wax in my ears at all - and have been referred to ENT. In the mean time I wanted to see what I was up against - and got a very thorough check at Specsavers - to find out I have normal hearing for my age in my left ear - and really bad hearing in my right ear - to the point where the audiologist said she would have told me to see GP for referral to ENT! I find it really difficult when in social settings to actually understand conversations - as it turns out my left ear is having to compensate for my right - as well as having trouble pinpointing sound in general. Just wondering if anyone can give me any tips - I do have an appointment for ENT - but not for 6 weeks - and I have 2 quite important social occasions coming up before then - and don't want to appear rude when I can't hold a conversation in a noisy room!??


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    Don't, I had same problem since couple of year bur in January 19 I got operated in my right ear. After my surgery my hearing have improved drastically.

    Please consaltant good ENT surgeon.

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    Hi I have two hearing aids and still suffer with Tinnitus, the best way to help you to go to your meeting is Lip read or just say I have a problem with my hearing at the moment.


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      Thanks John!

      I will give that a try. At work most people are being really helpful - and one of the occasions is work related - so that should be ok. The other is a reunion which I am still unsure about. Going out for a meal isn't too much of a problem. Going into a noisy bar is another story! It's like going into a wall of sound I can't make sense off!

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