My Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss Has Got Worse Over Time — Is There Any Treatment I Can Try?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by James Sutton, May 3, 2022.

    1. James Sutton

      James Sutton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noises
      Hey there, my name is James and I have had hearing loss from a young age. I could have been about 4. I had a virus in my ear and the doctor didn't know what it was or what to do but it went away. Over time my hearing has gotten worse to the point of my now profound SNHL. I have normal range for 3 low pitches and the rest in the profound range.

      Is there any treatment available I can try? I know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy albeit for sudden SNHL. I have tried red light therapy to no avail, as well as some YouTube videos for hearing repair to no avail.

      Thank you so much for any help or direction you may point me.

      I also do have tinnitus but it is the least of my worries compared to my hearing loss that is greatly affecting my career and social interactions.
       
    2. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      So sorry you're going through this...
      • Acyclovir/ anti virals
      • Intratympanic steroids
      • Nicotinamide riboside
      • Low dose Naltrexone
      • Consider autoimmunity - autoimmune workup
      • Viral panel
       
    3. Marshall

      Marshall Member

      Location:
      ND
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure/virus/noise trauma/cumulative noise damage
      When you say viral panel, what viruses in particular?
       
    4. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      I'd look for EBV, HSV, Coxsackie viruses...
       
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