Can hearing loss be temporary? I had head surgery
I had surgery to fix a twitching eye and mouth in Dec. 2018. After surgery I realized I couldn’t hear in my right ear. I can’t hear voices in that ear but I can hear a few high pitched sounds. My Dr. thinks that I might regain hearing in a year or so. His thoughts are that a blood vessel was stretched and I lost blood to some area that helped with hearing or that I had a TIA. I don’t feel as balanced anymore but have resumed Zumba (no fast twirling as a precaution). I have a relative who got shingles and lost his hearing and it returned. Another person thought he had Menieres (lost hearing in one ear) and it did get better. He thought that a recommendation of eating a very low salt intake did the trick. I’m not so sure about that. I haven’t seen any discussions about people who lost hearing and it returned. Meanwhile I am overwhelmed by crowded, noisy areas and have to really concentrate to hear one person with my good ear towards them. Would a cross over hearing aide help? If my hearing returned would it be worth having one for just a little while (and what about costs?).