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Sudden Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Dec 31, 2020 | Replies (46)

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@wendymb Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You woke up one day and felt as if you were hearing under water. You said that you grieved your hearing loss. Would you care telling me a little bit more about your grief process?

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Thank you for asking. It has been a process and it’s ongoing, some four years later. I went from hearing relatively well with a tinge of tinnitus, to hearing nothing in my left hear, overwhelmingly loud tinnitus and that directional confusion – having no idea where a sound was coming from as I only heard out of the one ear. I grieved the loss of normal hearing, and mostly, the loss of absolute silence in my head. I’ll never “hear” silence again.

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