Sensorineural Hearing Loss, New Here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tmann, Dec 2, 2015.

    1. Tmann

      Tmann Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      New here, have had tinnitus for a year or two, but recently was diagnosed with left sudden senseoneural hearing loss. Anyone here have that? The ENT treated it with 5 steroid injections into my ear, right thru the eardrum. Didn't help, looks like I will have this for good. Trying to stay positive. Any ideas on how to do that?
    2. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      was a cause of your sudden hearing loss established?
    3. AUTHOR

      Tmann Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nope, they did an MRI of my brain, looking for a tumor, but MRI was clear. Now they think it was bacterial. I will see the ENT in two months, but I am not encouraged at all, looks like my hearing loss is permanent. I have a constant loud whooshing in my left ear, ringing in my right. Looks like I've come to the right place. I just keep telling myself I could've gone blind, now that would suck!
    4. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      Hello Tmann,
      I am deaf in my left ear -sudden sensorineural loss in July, 2013. I have had tinnitus ever since. I have not been a member of this forum for very long but I haven't yet noticed any posts from other people who are unilaterally deaf and suffering with tinnitus. I am sure there are some others here though.
      I was extremely scared in the beginning and angry. I couldn't even believe that this was happening to me! I went to a Positive Behavioral Therapist and that was helpful. I try to focus on what I still have instead of what I have lost. If I go for a walk and I hear a siren- it hurts my ears and I can't tell which direction it is coming from, but at least I can hear the siren! At least I can walk!

    5. Sailboardman

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I have sensorineural hearing loss and T in my right ear only. Might have been viral or what they call an ear stroke. Massive loss of micro circulation in the inner ear. I also had an intratympanic injection with cortiosteroids and had no success. My hearing loss is severe but not yet profound. Although, I'm only 15 db's away, from being profoundly deaf.

      I wear a hearing aid/masker which helps me out tremendously. However, my T is horrendous and limits my functionality and quality of life.

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