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Sudden hearing loss followed by unbearable tinnitus

Posted by @marygrace, Jul 27, 2017

My sister (70 years old) went to bed one night a month ago with her hearing perfectly normal and the next morning woke up almost totally deaf of the left ear. She went to the otolaryngologist the following day and by his recommentations did a head scanner and other tests which yielded an irreversible 50% deafness. She asked for a second opinion which confirmed the diagnosis. She then started having a very strong and invalidating tinnitus that is driving her crazy, to the point of not wanting to do anything and saying that life is not worthwhile to be lived this way. She does not know what to do. I would appreciate comments, opinions, anything please, she is desperate.

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I HAVE SWISHING IN MY EARS ALL THE TIME….DOC SAYS NOTHING REALLY TO HELP….???

Hello @falconfly, you will notice that I merged your topic on tinnitus to an already existing thread on hearing loss followed by unbearable tinnitus. I hope you find the content within this thread helpful.

Have you talked with your physician about the swishing in your ears? Have you had any hearing loss with your symptoms? You may find the information link that Teresa posted above informative as well.

The members such as @trishanna and @johnnyb7 within this thread have shared helpful information- please reach out to them for questions about what you are experiencing- they too have experienced tinnitus symptoms.

Hello @marygrace

It has been a while since you last posted about your sister’s hearing problems and I have been wondering how she is doing.

Do you have any updates regarding her hearing loss or treatment that you would like to share with us?

Teresa

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