Reverb, Static, Headpain Following Stapedectomy

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    1. SebastianC

      SebastianC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stapedectomy surgery
      Diagnosed with otosclerosis this past fall in both ears. Had stapedectomy done on worse ear (75%loss) 2months ago. Following surgery I had ringing in ear that stopped 3 weeks ago. I also had severe facial swelling,bright redness of skin, and headaches on the surgery side of my face. Swelling, redness,severe headache above eye came and went depending on amount of advil and steroids in my system. Had to keep ice on the back of my head and face every few hours for weeks. Surgeon never provided an answer as to why I was having such a reaction. These stopped 6 weeks post op. Following the removal of the packing I could hear very well immediately although many voices sounded robotic. Within three weeks post op I began to have severe reverberation and static in the surgery ear upon certain frequencies, background noises when accompanied by speech, talking on cell phone is impossible, my own voice even causes it about 80%of the time. I am not sleeping well at all which has never been an issue for me. I can even feel the vibration of cars passing by my house which sits a hundred feet off the road. Thunder creates horrible vibration. These noises cause head pain in the rear of my skull. On my 2 month post op apt (this Monday) he told me that noise doesn't cause pain. He RX valium saying he needs me to sleep so my body can heal. Also said I could have a loose clip that requires a second surgery in 3 months. I feel like he's not listening to me and certainly not giving any helpful suggestions. He told me to stop wearing headphones but they are the only way I can function in certain environments such as the car. Help please! I would rather not be able to hear than suffer with this reverberation, static, and vibration.
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