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Wed, Oct 2 11:33am · Help: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) - very scary in Hearing Loss

It has been five years since I lost my hearing in my left ear. It seemed sudden and it was complete. I am not sure Mayo or Cleveland Clinic could have helped but if you do go do it ASAP before your loss is total.
For a long time, and now occasionally, I heard noises in that ear. It seemed like my brain was playing pinball trying to hear. I have come to except it is permanent. It is frustrating. I think it is impossible for anyone without this condition to understand even those who are very hard of hearing. Good luck.

Mon, Sep 16 10:10am · Help: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) - very scary in Hearing Loss

Thank you for this information. Lost hearing in left ear suddenly 4 yeas ago. Went through all treatments suggested and acupuncture. Nothing helped. It is as it has been described above. I think i have started lip reading but i also just tell everyone i meet so they will understand. I do neck exercises because it sure does get a work out.

Mon, May 13 11:13am · How does hearing loss change you? in Hearing Loss

Normal ear plug doesn't block music out entirely but then i can't hear priest. Just ordered custom ear plug like musicians use. Audiologist thinks it will work. Hope so.

Mon, May 13 9:03am · How does hearing loss change you? in Hearing Loss

We were normal once a week church goers. Had to stop going because of the music being so loud. The priest says they get insulted if you tell them. Well I lost my hearing completly in one ear 4 years ago from a virus. Loud noises bounce around in my head causing anxiety, headaches, physically sick. Forget going to plays or movies. A hearing aid helps in normal conversations but just like marijaneb i still have problems. I've been reading more, paint and just sit looking at nature. Moved recently and it is hard to make friends who understand.

Jul 25, 2018 · Sjogrens in Autoimmune Diseases

Don't get a rash but I do get Raynaulds often and then pain. Have you mentioned the rash to your doctor. Maybe something else is going on also. If you have one auto-immune diseases you're bound to get more even if it takes years to develop.

Jul 25, 2018 · Sjogrens in Autoimmune Diseases

My joints started swelling only a few years ago, hands, wrists, toes. I was also diagnosed with Sjogren's many years ago and so far that's been the diagnosis accept now rheumatologist says inflammatory arthritis. I noticed that red meat makes it worse also corn products. I try to avoid sugar. I have to limit salt for my blood pressure but if I don't the swelling from the salt also makes the inflammation and pain worse. Whether or not it helps I try to drink an anti-inflammatory tea recipe I found online and use the spices also suggested in cooking at health websites. I do eat a lot of walnuts and blueberries. I just don't want to be a fanatic about foods and diets. One of these days someone is going to say brocoli is bad for us.

Jul 25, 2018 · Sjogrens in Autoimmune Diseases

See my reply below please

Jul 24, 2018 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

I lost my hearing in left ear suddenly 3 years ago. Wear a hearing aid in my right ear now but so many environments bother me I often just stay home. I don't even go to church because of the music and if I use an ear plug I can't hear the priest. Do you think I'd be a good candidate for an implant and would be able to get used to it? I am 70 years old.