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ishootstuff

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Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« on: October 06, 2016, 12:24:53 pm »
I suspect this has been addressed, but the search terms I tried bring up many unrelated results. I am one month post op from my retrosigmoid craniotomy. Prior to the surgery, I had minor balance issues and an occasional feeling of instability and light headedness. I also had some hearing loss, headache, and minor cerebral issues. I wish I could go back to those symptoms. My dizziness is now really sensitive. Riding in a car is torture and things as small as a loud noise, scratching my head or even moving my eyes rapidly while closed makes me feel dizzy and nauseous. After reading several posts on this fantastic site, I didn't find anyone with such sensitivity and I wanted to know if anyone else had/has this and how long before it goes away if ever.

Also, the tinnitus in the deaf ear is pretty severe and the volume increases when the good ear hears anything. In other words, I get a sort of feedback sound of everything. Does this ever go away?

Is it possible to have a nerve graft to restore hearing after the nerve has been cut?

Thanks in advance.
1.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 2 cm VS
Retrosigmoid craniotomy performed 9/7/2016
Deaf in left ear. No facial issues. Loud tinnitus after surgery.

Greece Lover

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 10:07:18 am »
As far as I know, the nerve graft for hearing is not possible. 

I had lots of balance issues like you describe, but it slowly gets better.  I'm almost 5 months from surgery and I feel great, but still have some unsteadiness with certain head movements.  Have you seen a physical therapist?  If you can find a vestibular specialist, that could be helpful.  I found it to be so.
Vestibular Schwannoma 1.2 cm. Right side.
Middle fossa surgery at University of Iowa on May 9 2016.
Hearing saved.  Face is fine. Balance pretty darn good most days.
One year follow up MRI showed not tumor.  No MRI for four more years!

ishootstuff

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 11:26:11 am »
I'm surprised you still have balance issues with preserved hearing. So did you actually get dizzy just scratching your head?
1.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 2 cm VS
Retrosigmoid craniotomy performed 9/7/2016
Deaf in left ear. No facial issues. Loud tinnitus after surgery.

Greece Lover

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 05:22:35 pm »
Dizzy with quick head turns. There are four nerves in the 8th cranial nerve: two balance nerves a facial nerve and a hearing nerve. Balance nerves are gone. Acoustic nerve stays intact.
Vestibular Schwannoma 1.2 cm. Right side.
Middle fossa surgery at University of Iowa on May 9 2016.
Hearing saved.  Face is fine. Balance pretty darn good most days.
One year follow up MRI showed not tumor.  No MRI for four more years!

ishootstuff

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 07:15:23 pm »
OK, thank you. I too get dizzy with any head turn unless done very slowly. I'm still curious if anyone is as sensitive to motion like chewing and head scratching like me.
1.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 2 cm VS
Retrosigmoid craniotomy performed 9/7/2016
Deaf in left ear. No facial issues. Loud tinnitus after surgery.

Greece Lover

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 08:36:26 am »
I definitely was with anything that would jostle my head.  Chewing I definitely noticed.  for instance I couldn't chew and read at the same time for quite a while, because those subtle head movements threw me off.  I could see scratching doing the same thing.  It gets better!
Vestibular Schwannoma 1.2 cm. Right side.
Middle fossa surgery at University of Iowa on May 9 2016.
Hearing saved.  Face is fine. Balance pretty darn good most days.
One year follow up MRI showed not tumor.  No MRI for four more years!

ishootstuff

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 08:47:51 am »
Thank you.
1.4 cm x 3.3 cm x 2 cm VS
Retrosigmoid craniotomy performed 9/7/2016
Deaf in left ear. No facial issues. Loud tinnitus after surgery.

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Re: Dizziness caused by noise and a couple other questions
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2016, 05:24:09 pm »
Dizzy or an off feeling with head turns once it begins last several hours, if I eat during this period I get nauseated.
Sometimes i have it first thing in the morning and other days I will not get it.
I do not notice noise as a factor.
Depression is a problem especially since I am my husbands care giver.
Next MRI in June.
June 2016 diagnosed Acoustic Neuroma is 11 x 7 mm
2005 diagnosed Pituitary Adenoma now 16 x 6 x 7 mm