Pulsatile Tinnitus Followed by Hearing Loss

Discussion in 'Support' started by AlexanderLayne, May 22, 2016.

    1. AlexanderLayne

      AlexanderLayne Member

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      Hello everyone,

      I developed pulsatile tinnitus in December of 2015 in my right ear. A few months later it was joined by ringing tinnitus and hyperacusis. I had an MRI, CT scan, blood work, etc., none of which showed anything.

      Then, a little more than a week ago, the hearing in that right ear started to falter intermittently, then dropped dramatically. I am on day 7 of Prednisone. I am also getting intratympanic steroid injections.

      I don't notice the pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear anymore, but that may be because its hearing is so poor now. There is a lot of ringing, chirping, etc. in that ear. However, I do now notice some pulsatile tinnitus in my LEFT ear.

      Needless to say I am very worried about this. They doctors think it could be a virus, or an autoimmune problem, or any number of more horrible things, which I am trying not to think about.

      Has anyone experienced a similar pattern of symptoms? Any suggestions?

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