Woke Up to SSNHL

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dginobile, Aug 4, 2018.

    1. Dginobile

      Dginobile Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Satan perhaps?
      Hi all, I have had tinnitus since December 15th 2017.

      I have gradually habituated and the tinnitus really has not been a problem for the last couple months.

      Yesterday I noticed my hearing in my right ear would go in and out and I was dizzy here and there but I didn’t pay it much attention because I have been getting dizzy on and off for months.

      Well last night I had vertigo pretty bad so I laid down and went to sleep and this morning I woke up to mild hearing loss and a full feeling in my right ear which is the ear the tinnitus is mostly in.

      I woke up at 6am and freaked out! Of course

      it’s Saturday and no ENT is available until Monday so I went to the ER all they did was give a quick look for wax (there is none) and gave me a 60 mg dose of prednisone then sent me home with a Medrol steroid pack which I have to get filled.

      I am so scared this is permanent! Has this ever happened to anyone???
       
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      AUTHOR
      Dginobile

      Dginobile Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Satan perhaps?
      Update: it has been about 3 and a half hours since I took the prednisone dose and some of my hearing has returned BUT now I have a new loud tone of tinnitus in my right ear (the one with the mild hearing loss) I am so confused I have no idea what is going on
       
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    3. john paul
      English

      john paul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Sounds a little bit like Menieres disease, disease is a bad word for it though. Research it you seem to have classic symptoms.
       
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    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Read
      https://www.masseyeandear.org/for-p...ation/diseases-and-conditions/sudden-deafness

      You will see that if one begins taking Prednisone early enough, chances are one will be ok. You need to make sure that Medrol is as good as Prednisone. Consider printing the link above and going to another ER, asking for Prednisone.
       
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    5. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It could be Meniere's Disease. I suggest you consult with your ENT doc at your earliest convenience and discuss these symptoms. @glynis
       
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    6. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Sounds like Meniere disease.
       
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    7. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      The increase in tinnitus perception may be the result of your hearing loss and not an increase per se. Hopefully when you hearing returns to it's normal state your tinnitus will decrease accordingly.
       
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    8. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
    9. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      yes but the main trigger for tinnitus is hearing loss.
       
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      Dginobile

      Dginobile Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Satan perhaps?
      Hi I got Tinnitus the same week I was diagnosed with meningitis so they assumed that’s what caused it but I was also taking antibiotics and had an MRI and lumbar puncture all of which can possibly cause Tinnitus. Prior to the meningitis I never had issues with my ears
       
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      AUTHOR
      Dginobile

      Dginobile Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Satan perhaps?
      Hi thank you for your response when I woke up this morning everything was back to normal it was so weird I only had the one dose of prednisone so not sure that really did much and perhaps it was going to pass on it’s own I plan to still follow up with my ENT because that was scary
       
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    12. dingaling
      Relaxed

      dingaling Member

      Location:
      London UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably loud music
      @Dginobile

      Glad things have improved. See your ENT and see what they say. Could be viral labyrinthitis....??
       
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    13. dingaling
      Relaxed

      dingaling Member

      Location:
      London UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably loud music
      @Dginobile

      Cut down on salt as a precaution
       

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