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PaulW

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93% Hearing Preservation
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:50:34 pm »
Interesting paper showing 93% hearing preservation for small AN's 10mm or less and being under 55 years of age

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25434946
10x5x5mm AN
Sudden Partial hearing loss 5/28/10
Diagnosed 7/4/10
CK 7/27/10
2/21/11 Swelling 13x6x7mm
10/16/11 Hearing returned, balance improved. Feel totally back to normal most days
3/1/12 Sudden Hearing loss, steroids, hearing back.
9/16/13 Life is just like before my AN. ALL Good!

bethtretrault

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Re: 93% Hearing Preservation
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 04:18:28 am »
Good news! Am reconsidering treatment options should I need them. Thanks for the link.
beth
12/2013 5mmx4mmx4mm left
tinnitus, w&w
5/2015 7mm-louder tinnitus, occasional dizziness
retro sigmoid 11/2015

ANGuy

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Re: 93% Hearing Preservation
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 06:39:57 pm »
I am not refuting this article, but I am going to say that it means nothing to me.  It needs some type of corroboration outside this one facility.  My personal opinion of this article is that it is designed to promote whatever institution had these wonderful results as they seem a bit far-fetched to me.  Virtually everyone treated had tumor shrinkage, basically perfect hearing, and the elimination of all other symptoms and lived happily ever after without a care.
Diagnosed June 2014 1cm AN at 47 years of age.  Had fluctuating symptoms since 2006.    6 mos MRI (Dec 2014) showed no growth, MRI  in July 2015 showed no growth.  MRI Jan 2016 showed no growth.  MRI Aug 2016 showed no growth.  I'm gonna ride the WW train as long as I can.