Fascinating Story of a Sudden Sensio-Neural Hearing Loss: How it Happened



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Fascinating Story of a Sudden Sensio-Neural Hearing Loss

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  1. Hey man, thanks for this story very inspiring gives hope to all dealing with this! Question for you did you wear ear plugs or any type of protection during you recovery or was it better to hear noises to stimulate the ear?

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  2. Hi Rob, and everyone else here 👋🏻 I’m going through this right now, it’s my 3rd day. 2nd day on oral steroids, doctor suggested injection yesterday but I wasn’t ready for it so I told him that I’d prefer treating it orally first. Will be going in for a follow up in another 6 days to see if there’s any progress. I’m 28 and I’m honestly worried 🙁

    My question to everyone here is: do you still have any dizziness months after it happened? If so, can you still exercise as per normal? Take a flight? Go on a boat? Ride roller coasters? Because those are my favourite things and I’m not ready to let it go yet 😭

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  3. Love you my brother i just had my first injection in left year with zero hearing , but saw the doctor and toke the injection on 9th day of my symptom start , plz tell me am i late ? And what is the percentage of my recovery ?
    God just given me a duaghter 5 months ago and i suddenly lost my hearing
    Never cried but this thing made me 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  4. Just happened to me 4 days ago… went AE straight away and referred to ENT put on Predisone for 2 weeks waiting to go back in a few days. Total loss of hearing in Left Ear and Loud Tinnitus. Its driving me insane… Im struggling to cope… nothing is enjoyable anymore. I hope to God I can come out of this with some hearing or even the Tinnitus gone… What a shock to life it is… one morning you wake up, left ear pop and its gone. Still early days so trying to remain hopeful and see what the ENT specialist recommend. Thank you for this video and info, gives us rare SSHL suffers some hope.

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  5. Steroid treatment does not guarantee anything. It’s just all they know to try. I had gotten treatment less than two days after. I only recovered about 15% hearing in my right ear. Like you, I am used to it and it’s no biggie anymore. I have a video up as well. Glad you shared your story. FYI there is a Facebook support group for this. 😀🙏🏻✝️ God bless.

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  6. I am 48. On 31/08/2021, after a short afternoon nap, I suddenly could no longer hear from my right ear. The conduit to the tympan had been swollen for a couple of days but nothing serious. I went to the ER and diagnosis was otitis (there was redness surrounding the tympan) with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drops for 5 days. No change. Went back to the ER. Now prescribed oral antibiotics for 5 days. Amoxicillin. No change. Finally went to my GP who diagnosed SSHL and immediately put on oral steroids by an ENT specialist for 10 days 60mg of Prednisone. I did get more flexibility in the ear but no change as to my hearing. Oral steroids were extended for another 4 days at the same dosage and tapered for 3 days. No change. First injection into the ear via the tympan. 1 week later no change. Audio still shows -60 to 80 db for lower frequencies and between -60db and -120db for higher frequencies. Now on a further 7 days of oral steroids, 60mg Prednisone. No change. Absolutely devastated. A buzzing noise in my ear outside when there is a lot of traffic. And it feels blocked.

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  7. Also try the hearing aids that transfers sound from the deaf ear to your good ear. They’re called bi-lateral hearing aids. It’s the only thing that’s helped him. The worst part is going up behind him and accidentally scaring him because he didn’t hear us. I pray everyday for everyone with SSHL.it just makes you wonder why it’s happening more often than it used to. Did anyone’s ENT say it was caused by a virus that settled in your body and was reactivated?
    My family member had this happen and was immediately treated but suffered from Vertigo spells so bad he couldn’t even move. They said after all the treatments everyone has mentioned and injections that the nerve was completely dead inside his ear. Some of you have mentioned getting a cochlear implant but his ENT said it wouldn’t work if the nerve was dead. Is that what you’ve all been told as well? In fact they said there’s no way too see what’s actually happened until you die and they can open your ear to see what caused your SSHL. One Dr. mentioned you have 3 tiny bones in a sack inside the back of your ear and if it bursts the sodium and potassium mix together and you basically go deaf instantly in that ear without warning. Some have a different issue with the same area and with the steroids can get the inflammation down before the two mix together and regain some of their hearing back but the nerve is now exposed so you get the whistles, crackles, pops, high pitch squeals.
    Does or has anyone experienced anything I’ve just described or is my family member a rare case? I just pray some day there’s some type of surgery or device that could help him.. It’s awful. TIA!

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  8. I am on steroids now to treat my SSHL. I went to my doctor right away, but was initially told it was allergies. I called her office 2 days later and insisted she see me again that day, being fully convinced she was wrong. I seen her that same day and was given a hearing test that I failed in my left ear. I was referred to an ENT who prescribed steroids. The ENT also had an in depth hearing screening done.The ENT said a cold I had previously, moved to my ear and started attacking my ear's nerve. Once the steriods are over I have a repeat hearing test. While I am not sure what the outcome will be, I am glad I insisted my doctor see me again that soon because it at least gives me a chance at improvement.

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  9. Just happened to me. Went in day 1. Lots of research reports studied. Audiogram the next day shows severe loss. No other signs leading to this, mri good, blood good, no trauma. On steroids, but also taking supplements to increase natural immune system. Most cases they have no idea of the cause. Mine happened in 5 seconds. From perfect hearing to none. Yes the static sound is bad. Scary, sad at moments. Good positive video dude. Wish all the best for anyone that has SSHL.. totally agree go in fast if unsure. Just like if your eye was injured.

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  10. Bro wtf how can you just suddenly go deaf , I have high frequency hearing loss in my left ear with mild tinnitus because they damaged my hearing in the army. But with you did you listen to loud music or something?

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  11. Assuring to know that early intervention with Prednisone will salvage your hearing. I myself have had 3 of 6 treatments and my hearing is improving ever so slowly each week. I am already deaf in one hear so I dread losing both. Plan B is an implant.

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  12. Thanks for the video. I just got the news today. I’m in school for audio engineering so this could be a really big deal for me and I’m freaking the fuck out. I went to an ent doctor within 4 days so I caught it early and I’m only 20 so partial recovery seems fairly likely. I was wondering does the ringing ever stop or is that a permanent thing? I’d love to chat for a little bit if you see this as I have a ton of questions and would like to know more about your experience.

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  13. Still dealing with mine. Waited a bit cause I thought it was wax etc.. finally went to an ent and was given a 30% chance to recover. All I hear is high treble sounds at about 10-15% volume. On steroids now. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  14. Ummm should I see a doctor ?,, I woke up today and I just couldn’t hear, like it sounded heavily muffled, 16 hours later all I hear is ringing, I don’t think it’s an ear infection because I don’t feel sick/nothing hurts I just can’t hear. Watching this video is low key freaking me tf out. I told my mom earlier but she dismissed me :0 should I like go to the hospital or sumin ??

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  15. I got diagnosed May 2019 on my left year. Guys we are gonna be okay it will never come back completely but life will go on. Get treatment as soon as possible. I recovered 80% Of my hearing. If you need a hearing aid I recommend nuheara max. God bless.

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  16. I was diagnosed two weeks ago with SSHL in my left ear. I have profound loss as of today. I also had dizziness and vertigo so my prognosis for any recovery is very low. Your attitude is inspiring and has really helped me to deal with this. I have not given up on treatments at this point, but I have realistic expectations. Like you I don't want this to define me. Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts!!

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  17. Thank you for this video. I lost hearing in my left ear a week and a half ago. I was able to get on prednisone within 4 days. No improvement yet. I go in for injections in another 10 days. I really appreciate your honesty. It’s been hard. How is your hearing now? I’m scared. Trying to stay positive.

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  18. Omg I have been going through this for 9 days. I’m on high dose of prednisone and acyclovir to try and treat it if it’s a virus I have mri scheduled for tomorrow I pray every single day that I get my hearing back at least partially! Thank you so much for this video this gave me inspiration to keep staying as positive as I can be. I cry every single day it’s so hard dealing with this!

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  19. My hearing went away yesterday out of nowhere. All ENTs are closed and tomorrow (monday) is a holiday and they are all still closed. Im gonna have to wait till Tuesday until I can see someone. Luckily I got on a virtual meeting with an urgent care doctor and he prescribed me the steroids so that I can start them while I wait till Tuesday. I am so scared and worried. This helped me out a lot. Thanks. 70% recovery is better than np recovery. My hearing is completely gone on my left ear

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