My name is Sophie, I am 25 and I suffered Sshl a month ago. Went to the Gp the day after who was clueless and dismissed me saying everything looked fine. Booked with an ENT 3 days later. At the Ent I did the audiology tests which confirmed profound loss. The doctor however did not start me right away with the standart treatment, and instead sent me to the Er to have a CT scan. At the hospital I asked to be seen by a specialist but was told the resident Ent would be in only next tuesday (7days after onset). That day I went to a consultation with the doctor who finally diagnosed my with Sshl and started treatment immediatly. I did the normal course of medication, and even got the injection directly into the eardrum. However there was only and tiny improvement… I am feeling very anxious thinking that I should have started treatment earlier, and that maybe I could have saved some hearing. I think I can adapt, but right now I am so depressed thinking why wasn’t I treated earliner? Im really struggling to cope with this. Thinking that its my fault I didnt sought better care earlier. Even if the outcome was the same I would be a peace with this... But right now I cant and feel as if my lifr is over... I would appreciate some words… Thank you Doctor!