Advice on Stressful Hearing Problems — Cochlear Hydrops Developing into Meniere's Disease?

Discussion in 'Support' started by meemil, Nov 8, 2019.

    1. meemil

      meemil Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/genetic
      Hi!

      I'm 21 year old music producer/audio engineer and been going through some hard times. Last year, after moving to a big city for studies, I experienced a sudden hearing loss in my left ear without any noise trauma or anything. I promptly got to a doctor next day and got a regime for prednisone. Hearing recovered about 95% shortly after which got me a bit relieved. Two weeks after that I got something similar in my right ear this time, but it lasted only 1h and wasn't too bad at all.

      Ever since, I've had these hearing loss episodes in my right ear, though they were getting smaller and with longer periods without problems. I had whole 4-5 months free of trouble in spring/summertime when I moved to my parents' place for summer job. However, I moved back to the big city this autumn and had another bad hearing loss episode in my right ear with tinnitus which took about 6 hours to recover. My hearing is back to normal right now.

      My ENT thought it's cochlear hydrops. I agree with that, but reading about it on internet tells me that it's going to become Meniere's sooner or later. That's unacceptable this early on my life and pretty much everything relying on hearing & music. Is there anything I could do in this situation?

      Thanks so much!

      Cheers
       
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    2. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Only a guess, but probably hearing loss.
      @meemil, Hi. I just saw your post from last year. I also have CEH. I’ve had it for about 5 years now. I just wanted to let you know that it’s NOT a guarantee you will develop Meniere's disease.

      What helps? For me, very low salt, minimal processed foods, no wheat & no white flour. Some do better with no alcohol. I found this to be true for me. Some take a diuretic every day. I only use as a PRN as it doesn’t agree with me to take daily.

      How are you? Are you doing any better; I truly hope so!
       
    3. LilSass
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      LilSass Member

      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely ototoxic medication
      Hi @Quiet please ! Have you tried seeing an upper cervical chiropractor? I strongly advise you look into it. Take care!
       
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    4. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Only a guess, but probably hearing loss.
      @LilSass; Thank you, but I did have NUCCA treatment 2x weekly for 2 months with no change in the tinnitus.
       

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