Suddenly Lost Hearing then Tinnitus then Pulsatile Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Vincent Kwok, Sep 3, 2017.

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Is my case just minor and treatable?

  1. Minor and Treatable

  2. Minor and Untreatable

  3. Major and Treatable

  4. Major and Untreatable

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    1. Vincent Kwok
      Innocent

      Vincent Kwok Member

      Location:
      Malaysia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown at the moment
      Hi all, I'm a new member here and I'm 25 male, currently unemployed and live in Malaysia. For the last month I'm frequently looking for solution especially for the sudden hearing loss and tinnitus, which then I found this forum and 'gladly' that there's more victim more or less worst or longer in hearing problem(s) than me.

      First, I encountered them suddenly after my 2 weeks of bad cough(Don't know if that matter). After that, some days after when I woke up just my right side of ear loss hearing like I mentioned above, then tinnitus came afterward in a week. When at first I was thought that it just normal behavior that will soon be recover in few days, but it did not. Soon after in 2 weeks time, my mom and I went to a polyclinic for his consultant and treatment, he check both of my ears which then he just mentioned it just ear wax blockage causing it. And he provides ear wax drops prescription for 1 week. After 1 week, I go back and the doctor do the syringe irrigation, and it does nothing but pain to my ear. He just saying that my ear wax are hardened, and given another 1 week of ear wax drops, and go back to see him again.

      After the following days, when after my bath the water goes into my left ear(accidentally?), then hearing is loss of on my left ear as well. At first, I just tries to make those water out, but no luck. Then we go to the nearest general clinic (Not specialist and not polyclinic).

      So here comes the nightmare/trauma, the doctor sees my left ear and also stating it just ear wax blocking my hearing, then he go to his glass cabinet(don't know what is called) store with some scalpel and plucks inside(this scares me alot). He then use the pluck and tries to manually extract those ear wax, and it hurt like hell when he trying to extracts them. Not to mention that he does some minor injury into my right ear.

      After the nightmare, both of my ear is quite painful and ease of in an hour. The doctor wrote me a letter that ask me to look for ENT specialist for consultant and treatment. Which is just from last week actually.(26/8/17)
      Delays came out afterward due to family member issue and then touches public holiday.

      So during yesterday night, I have encountered another type of tinnitus which is the pulsatile tinnitus. When I lying down on my bed, at first I thought it was just some fellow hung their laundry that cause the water to drop on some roof causing the noise or it just raining. So then when I woke up at the mid of night to washroom, the 'noise' is stopped. So that I discovered another type of T, called PT.

      So in conclusion, in the last month and till now could be the worse 'disease' in my entire 25 years of living here. From, 1 side hearing loss(and tinnitus) > becomes both side hearing loss(without tinnitus) > Pulsatile Tinnitus on Right side. And don't know why actually, both side of my eardrum got some popping sound started yesterday.(2/9/17)

      So at the end, I will be visiting ENT specialist in my nearest government hospital soonest of next week, and really really hopes is not some major problem and definitely will cure and recover, which hopefully is not too late for treatment. But still, I'm quite worries the same trauma happen again from the ENT specialist...

      Thank you for reading.
       
    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I believe there is a very good chance that you will completely recover or at least begin feeling better by the "6 months after onset" mark. It might take longer. One person on this forum reported hearing silence again after 18 months.

      Check out the studies described on all pages of
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/spontaneous-recovery-stats-over-70-recover-3-studies.21441/
      T Can get fade or go away.

      Try to protect your ears from moderate noises like the sound of a vacuum cleaner or a blender.
       
    3. Kolisar
      No Mood

      Kolisar Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      birth?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hi @Vincent Kwok , I responded to your survey just to see the answers of others, but to be honest, I cannot provide a response of any value. The severity of your tinnitus cannot really be measured, and the only way I would measure it is based on how it is affecting your life. If your tinnitus is 100dB (subway train) but does not bother you, it could be considered minor, but if it is 50dB (rain) and is causing suicidal thoughts, then I would consider it severe.

      I guess the question is: How is the tinnitus affecting your life?
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. Sorry about what has happened to your ears and tinnitus. It has been said that when T is new it can morph into different symptoms, such as changing pitch, tone, multi tones, jumping ears, ear popping or clicking, etc., etc. Most people will find improvements from 6 months to 18 months. It is best to budget in such little bumps on the road of recovery or habituation. Try stay calm and positive as stress and anxiety can aggravate T. Give your ears some time to settle down and heal besides getting some help from the ENT. You can also try search this forum for Malaysian members. Perhaps they have a support group out there. Take care. God bless.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Vincent Kwok
      Innocent

      Vincent Kwok Member

      Location:
      Malaysia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown at the moment
      Well I will be visiting the ENT specialist doctor in hospital at the morning soon. Hopes that I'm blessed and my ear problems will be treated and will recover without any issue.

      Well for Tinnitus and/or Pulsatile Tinnitus, is affecting my life, as I'm unable to fall asleep soonest than before, as it's so annoying. I'm basically a very noise sensitive person, as I'm an audiophile.

      Thank you all for your feedback.
       
    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Vincent Kwok
      Innocent

      Vincent Kwok Member

      Location:
      Malaysia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown at the moment
      Well, just an update of my own thread. Last week was just an appointment.
      After a long queue inside government hospital, finally just had an meeting and procedure with my ENT doctor.

      The ENT doctor inspect both side of my ears and seen that ear wax has been blocked, and ask me whether there's some additional problem, soon after that he told me to go the procedure room for microsuction clean up. The microsuction process takes around 5-8 minutes, which is 1 of the longest period of time of my life. The microsuction should be painless for normal person, but not for my case because due to both of my ear inside area near the eardrum has been swollen presumed due to ear infection, they hurts very very much when he contact with it.

      After the cleaning, my ears hear things VERY LOUD, SHARP and CLEAR. I assume that it will takes some time for my brain to get use to it. The ENT doctor given me paracetamol and ofloxacin otic solution, and the doctor ask me to see him in after 2 weeks time.

      At the moment, the above mentioned tinnitus problems, has all gone. And I'm so glad that everything went well.

      Thank you for reading.
       
    7. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      So happy for you that your T has all gone. Glad to hear that microsuction works for you. Congrats. It is always nice to hear about success story. Hope your T will be gone forever. Take care. God bless.
       

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