Steroids prescribed for hearing loss

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Just an update on my progress, saw doc who straight away got me an emergency appt with ENT tomorrow, also prescribed me steroids, 12 tablets a day to try and help with hearing loss. These have helped a bit with the dizziness but hearing still completely gone in right ear. Hopefully not bad news tomorrow!! What has happened to me really makes you think how you take your hearing for granted, I thought if you went deaf it would be quiet, but the continually buzzing in my head is driving me nuts!

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    Hi jenny ive had hearing problems for ooh the past 30 odd yrs but feb this year I lost 99% of it due to labyrinthitis however I only suffered dizzyness for about 10 days and thankfully my hearing is ok now well ok for me that is, so dont panic you only loose your hearing  I think its something like 1/500 keep positive and keep your head moving I know its horrible but the more you move your head the more the brain tries to work to make sense of whats happening and eventually it will get better im sure.I did and like I say ive been ok since end of feb
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      Thanks Chris, I am trying to carry on normally every day, I have too as I have a 10 month old baby girl who has Down Syndrome and keeps me on my toes, keeping positive too and if hearing does not return will have to deal with it I guess
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    We'll had appt today with ENT doc and they said I have sudden sensorineural hearing loss and dizziness a symptom of this. 80% chance it may return in 3,6 or even 12 months time. Had bloods taken and am having an X-ray with dye injected to see inner ear nerve. I must say really impressed with the speed of doctors to investigate. Still on steroids for another 7 days, apparently this is the only form of drugs that may help. Good news can fly to Greece next week and must be positive, thanks for messages :-)
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    I had severe hearing loss (about 80%). I am a 60 year old male. My doctor sent me to ENT who diagnosed Glue Ear, usually seen in children. I had an operation to sort it and fit a grommet which resulted in immediate full recovery. the operation was done under general anaesthetic and I woke up after about 30 minutes, another couple of hours in recovery and then off home; no problems and perfect hearing.

     

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    It's called Total Deafness Syndrome

    First time was in R.O. I.my G.P. at the time fortunately remembered symptoms

    Shipped me off to the hospital, post haste ,where I was treated with a Mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide 6 times  a day for 3/4 days and hearing came back.

    I was told that if it was not treated immediately deafness would be permanant

     

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