Stapedectomy - hearing changes over time (first week aft-op)

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Hi everybody,

5 days ago I had an stapedectomy in mi right ear, I think I am very fortunate because I left the hospital walking without any sign of dizziness pain or other just some heartbeat sound an everything was normal.

Yesterday I put on my headphones to listen and I was pretty happy because I was just almost ready to have a phone call in my ear even with the packing inside, but, in the afternoon I realize that my hearing dropped a lot . I put on my headphones again I know I only listen some noises as if you press all the piano keys at the same time.

I just spoke with my doctor is says that I shouldn't be worried because it may pass around 4-5 weeks to know if the hearing improve.

Has anyone had this kind of hearing change over the first week?

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    Hey Alex, did they give you a grommet during the op? Either way you should be cool after a few Weeks once things have had a chance to settle down. Hearing may be a little different and you may be susceptible to different frequencies but you won't really know how much has changed once you go back for a hearing test. I didn't quite understand what you meant about the piano keys but you maybe describing tinnitus which hopefully will dissipate over time. If you mean that everything sounds "Bassy" then that will go once you are healed up properly. I would try to avoid headphones until things get back to normal. I Hope things get better for you soon and try not to worry too much. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    Hey Alex, did they give you a grommet during the op? Either way you should be cool after a few Weeks once things have had a chance to settle down. Hearing may be a little different and you may be susceptible to different frequencies but you won't really know how much has changed once you go back for a hearing test. I didn't quite understand what you meant about the piano keys but you maybe describing tinnitus which hopefully will dissipate over time. If you mean that everything sounds "Bassy" then that will go once you are healed up properly. I would try to avoid headphones until things get back to normal. I Hope things get better for you soon and try not to worry too much. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    Hi Alex, I am in similar situation as yours described below. What was the outcome for you please?

    I have been operated for stapedectomy in my left ear 7days back.

    after operation I was able to hear even tiny sound with operated left ear.

    I can see some blood fluid coming out from left ear from the day I operated till date. specially when I try to sleep.

    what I observes is from 6th day I am not able to hear from my left operates ear. is it because of blood fluid (some part tried up) has blocked my ear temparieily?

    when I touch the operated left ear and from below neck I can feel sensation.

    there is a pack in my ear which will be removed in 3 weeks time.

    any help is appreciated.

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