I am new to this forum and it is great to find a site where other peeps are going through similar experiences. I went for a hearing test about 3 years ago after discovering i could not hear really high pitch noises, like watch alarms etc. It was only when my father in law was at my house and the door on the freezer had not been shut properly that he pointed out how loud the alarm was that was going off. I couldnt hear a thing!
Around that time i recognised i the tinnitis - a constant high pitch whistle in my left ear. Following a hearing test they discovered my normal range of hearing is fine but above 2000kh its severely drops so i was referred to ENT as they said this was very unusual to have this hearing loss and also not common in people under 40 and was 33 at the time. I had an appointment with ENT who seemed to want to put my tinnitis down to stress at the time. I only had one appointment as i relocated. I recently had my 3 yearly hearing test and the results where the same with a slight decline in my hearing so i am now waiting an MRI scan. Still have the constant whistle in my left ear, which doesnt give me sleepless nights, but occastionally drives me slightly mad especially if i find myself on my own during the day.
I have to say, i am a little bit worried about the results of the scan. I am trying very hard not to think about it until i have to but it is much easier said than done. Has anyone found anything that helps with the tinnitis? Would be grateful for any info?