Steroid shot in ear

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I have had Menier's for several years and up till the last couple of years, I have had it under control without any 5 hour spells, which really puts me down.  About 2 months ago (it actually started in March of 2016, and then in November I started getting very LOUD roarding/freight train noises in my ears.  Sometimes one ear, and then ther other ear, and then both ears.  It starts going down hill about 1:00pm until I go to bed at nighttime.  I have been to different specialist in this field ENT, and also had an MRI, but nothing showed there.  My last specialist decided to try the steroid shot in my left ear which was last night.  If anything, it seems like the noise got louder.  If you have had any steroid shot in your ear, did it work???

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    Brenda good luck with your treatment!!! I am writing because I would like to know the answer too, so this will keep me in the loop with this thread. My fingers are crossed for you xx 
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      Thanks Olizzieo.  Yes, I do HOPE this will work.  Of course, since I have been going through all this LOUD noise (gets worse after 1:00 in the afternoon, and keeps going down hill, where I have to turn the TV up so loud, just to hear the 10:00 news, and even then, I don't.  I work for a very large company as a receptionist, and answer the phone 8 hours a day.  So you see, this is a MUST for me to find an answer.  Two of the specialist said I need a hearing aid.  I told them I just needed to get rid of this loud noise, and I would not need a hearing aid, but maybe that is the last resort.  Yes, I am hoping/praying for a MIRACLE on this one.

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      Do you think your hearing fluctuates? Sometimes tinnitus can sound louder as hearing decreases. I wonder if having three hearing screenings with the same audiologist on the same day at 10am, 1pm and 4pm might show a change in hearing? Hearing aids are great when you have a significant hearing loss and tinnitus because it brings in external noise to cover up the tinnitus. It's the first thing I would recommend. Some hearing aids have masking noise which is also used to help cover up the tinnitus. A tinnitus specialist audiologist would be the most help in treating your tinnitus but the ENT is the only one that can help you treat the cause. x

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      I was tested by two different ENT specialist in the ENT field.  As I told the doctors, with the type of work I do (answering the phone 8 hours a day), just using "one" words to identify with, I pretty much can do that, even though at times it was hard with the loud roaring.  I told them I need to hear "sentences" when people talk.  I know the hearing decreases after 1:00, but WHY, I have no clue.  Really seems strange.

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      Sometimes it can be fatigue or something physical causing it - but an ENT would be more likely to have an answer. Have you Googled it to see what has been written about a decrease in hearing over the day?
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      Yes, I have tried Googling this problem as well, and just found "this" forum, or I would not even known about this site.  As you can see, I am STILL grasping for straws, so time will tell.  I had the shot on Monday in the left ear, and I guess (??) it may be better, but I still have the roaring in the right ear bad, and at night, the left ear is just as bad as the right ear.  As I said earlier, after 1:00, it seems like the nosie gets worse, and keeps going down hill.

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      I have come across two clients over the 20 years I have been an audiologist, who felt their hearing got worse as the day went on but I never heard if they found any answers. Tinnitus specialists may have seen this more often than I have but I would still want to check if your hearing is changing over the day. x
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      Well, as you can guess, I am "grasping" for straws.  I thank God "every day" when 5:00 rolls around that I made it!  It is so embarrassing to tell someone (I have been a receptionist for many years) over the phone that I cannot "hear" what they are saying, and ask them to "spell/repeat/more than one time what they are saying.  Actually it is 4:35AM in the morning.  I was "looking" for a title of a doctor that might be "higher" than an Otoloryngolist, as I feel like I am hitting a brick wall.  Thanks for your input with me as well.

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      I forgot to mention this also.  Someone (I had heard this as well from the ENT) had mentioned that it could be STRESS too.  YES, I'll tell you it is STRESS, (only at this time when I have to do this) when I cannot hear and have to ASK repeatedly the caller to say it over and over what they are asking for/about.  In the morning I am compltely FINE and relaxed.

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      Hopefully if you see a tinnitus specialist they can assess your hearing and tinnitus throughout the day. Once you know if either of these are showing a measurable change, the ENT will at least be able to narrow down possible causes.
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    Hi Brenda.  I cannot help your specific problem but I wanted to tell you that I have a similar worsening as the day progresses in what I do have.  I have autophony, I'm sure as a result of a patulous (open) eustachian tube (appointment mid-Feb to confirm).  With this autophony I hear the sounds of my own voice, respiration (a 'wind' tinnitus) and eating through both my ear and eustachian tube (left).  I have noticed that it gets worse as the day progresses, through the afternoon and evening and do not think it is through either stress or fatigue but think there is a physical reason for this, possibly the eustachian tube opening up more as the day progresses with the continued and continuous respiration, perhaps the ear drum vibrating more.  I hope you find your answer.  Like Olizzieo, I would like to know.  You have my sympathy.

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      Hello, well I thought I would try to bring everyone up to date on what has been going on with me in regard to the noise in both ears, sometimes one, somethings the other, and sometimes both.  I went to the ENT again on Monday and the did the testing again.  I told him (I had told him more than once this) giving me words like candy, popcorn, airplane, does not do it,when I answer the phone 8 hours a day, and have to listen to "sentences."  I then told him I was going to try my best to restrict myself from salt, which I have been doing.  I am used to eating out, and I know, unless you have somethign sweet, most food has salt in in.  I am mainly trying to eat vegtables, salads, popcorn/potato chips w/out salt,etc.  I think (I am still having the roaring in the ears, but it was not bad last night like it normally is) I am starting to tell a difference, or I certainly hope so.  I know all this salt intake did not go into my body over night, and it will take a while to get rid of it, but I am bound and determined to see if this is a big factor, which I'm sure it is.  I work for a large company and we have free milk.  I got a small 2% carton, and could not believe, it had 120mg, so I am having to watch that as well.  It is amazing all the food that does have some type of salt, even natural to it.  I will be going back to the ENT in February, and tell him how things are going.  I hope I have a good report for him.

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    Hello, it has been quite a while since I have written here, so in brief, this is what I'm getting ready to do.  As some of you know, I answer the phone (ear phone) for about 8 hours a day.  I am getting ready to retire the 24th of this month.  At this point, my hearing is good some times, and sometimes very BAD.  I never know from one day to the next, but still trying to avoid salt most of the time.  Anyway, I know longer (after about 5 visits or more) going to the ENT (makes me wonder if he really knew how to help me) anymore.  My insurance will not go for a hearing aid with him, so they have their own doctors to go to, so I am doing this on Friday.  I read just a tad about her, and I understand she has a hearing problem too, so maybe she will "understand" where I am coming from on this.  As I said in the morning I'm generally fine, and sometimes weekends too, but from 1:00 on, the ears start buzzing.

     

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