Hearing Loss

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Cecily, Apr 17, 2015.

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    1. Cecily

      Cecily Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I've had tinnitus for a couple of years now, but today it started bothering me really bad. Usually, I hear a thunderous sound when it's quiet at night, but I've had a loud ringing all day today. Suddenly, out of nowhere, my hearing in my left ear was just completely gone! It was instantaneous! I don't know if I should make an emergency doctors appointment or wait and see if it comes back. Any advice?
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    2. attheedgeofscience

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      If your hearing is "gone" and continues to be gone i.e. no hearing with your other ear covered or no hearing when speaking on a phone held against your left-ear, then it is considered a medical emergency. Potentially at least.
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    3. LeQuack

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Has it gotten better?
    4. Cecily

      Cecily Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      The ringing is gone, and my hearing is back but everything is much softer than normal
    5. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      Cecily: I can't tell if the softness of sound is because of the extreme loudness from the tinnitus suddenly disappearing. This would seem to make things softer - for some time. But I don't know if it's an issue.

      If you have an ENT and/or audiologist, a basic hearing test will confirm or deny the softness. I'd get it checked out because you really don't want to mess with this. Just trust me on this. I've lived through a lifetime of hearing loss and now tinnitus.
    6. Blacknoise

      Blacknoise Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I've had something similar, except I would experience near deffness in one ear for about a few seconds. During this time, a simultanious ringing sound would be heard in that ear, then fade away just as the hearing came back to normal. Someone told me that was an ear hair cell falling off. Apparently that means I've lost some hearing in whatever frequency I just heard ringing...

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