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    1. V2016

      V2016 Member

      Location:
      Chicago
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      I've recently (~ 2 months ago) developed Tinnitus due to an ear infection. I've had (adult) ear infections before without T, so this is new for me. While I had the infection, I had both pulsatile and regular T in both ears. Now I "just" have regular T, and occasionally I can hear quiet pulsatile tinnatus in my left ear, especially after exercise or anything that makes my heart race. I had a bunch of follow-up appointments with my ENT and they said the infection is definitely gone and the T... basically just live with it. They offered to do a hearing test, but my insurance won't cover (much) of it, so I didn't do it. Even if I did lose some hearing, I don't need a number to tell me that. As far as what's perceivable to me on a daily basis, I feel like I can hear fine; it's not noticeably worse than before. I might do a hearing test in the future if/when I have better insurance.

      So for now, I guess I'm just... hoping it still might be temporary, trying to take good care of my ears and my body, but trying to habituate/be okay with the fact that it might be permanent.

      -V.
       
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    2. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
      Hearing test shouldn't be expensive out of pocket. How much do they charge if you paid for it?
       
    3. V2016

      V2016 Member

      Location:
      Chicago
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      My doctor said $400.
       
    4. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
      Crikey! That's too much for such a simple and quick test! I would protest!
       
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    5. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      400 for a hearing test ! - does the test includes a four course dinner with fine wines and caviar ?
       
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    6. V2016

      V2016 Member

      Location:
      Chicago
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      I wish! That sounds like much more fun.
       
    7. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Use the general fuzz site it's free
       
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    8. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I have had a LOT of hearing tests in the past 4 months.
      I also downloaded a hearing test app for my phone, it's called 'Hearing Test', and the results seem pretty accurate for me. I use headphones, it's not calibrated, but the app tracks your hearing tests so as long as you use the same headphones in a quiet environment you can tell if your hearing is changing.
       
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