Advice for ENT Visits

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lauren Morse, Jul 9, 2016.

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    1. Lauren Morse
      Cowabunga

      Lauren Morse Member

      Location:
      Salt Lake City
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic Trauma/Migraines
      Piece of advice to hyperacusis sufferers.

      If you have bad hyperacusis or T, please give the warning (multiple times) to your ENT to speak quietly before they begin speaking to you. They are likely accustomed to speaking like drill sergeants to people who are hard of hearing, but that is bad news for people who have T and H and ears of glass.

      I told my ent I had T and H to quiet down a couple of times, only to sit through a jet engine cabin of that booming voice. Now more T, threshold shift, and really bad hyperacusis and a headache.

      So there you go, be very careful when going to the ent office!
       
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    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      If the ENT starts off loud, then you already know the visit is wasted even before the ignorant drivel starts.
       
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    3. Steve Hubert

      Steve Hubert Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Ear plugs?
       
    4. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Ear muffs. At least it'll make things visible. We lack visibility of our condition, such that our problems are a (disinterested) mystery even to those we entrust and well reward to know and help.
       

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