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charlottescot (@charlottescot)

Muffled hearing for 3+ months

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Feb 18, 2020 | Replies (10)

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The first appointment was fine, however, the Dr. has just moved into a new office and his new equipment had not arrived. So I now have an appointment on Monday the 2nd. Meantime…my less-than-perfect hearing continues to be irritating and problematic. Thanks for asking.

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I finally had a hearing test. The doctor concluded there was nothing wrong (physically with my ears). She then said the loss was symmetrical. I challenged this because the left ear is much worse than the right I felt the left ear was at about 40%-60% while the right was 80%+ . After a discussion and a follow-up call from me, she prescribed a short dose of Prednisone. (I resisted because I've had friends on Prednisone who told horror stories.) HOWEVER, within three hours after taking the first dose I could hear substantially better. Throughout the day, the hearing improved. Doctor feel the eustachian tube is swollen and the Prednisone will reduce the swelling. I'll keep you informed

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