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chloes mema

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Intermittent hearing loss in "good" ear
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:55:42 am »
I'm basically deaf in my left ear, AN ear.  For the past two months my right ear, which has diminished hearing, has been experiencing intermittent hearing loss.  I can hear then I can't hear then I can hear this goes on for about 30-45 seconds.  This has happened at least a half a dozen times, happens whether I'm wearing my bi-cross hearing aids or not.  I don't think my neurotologist has a clue what's going on but yesterday he labeled it as " inflammatory..." situation.  He said that sometimes the hearing loss from the AN ear will affect the hearing in the healthy ear; if I totally loose my hearing in my right ear call the office.

Has anyone else had any experience with intermittent hearing loss in your "good" ear?

I'd like to get a second opinion but so far have not found another neurotologist / ent in my area but I'm still looking.

Diagnosed October 2011
Oct '11-9 X 6 mm left ear
Mar '12 - 1.25cm
Tinnitus, imbalance, and mild dizziness (ditsy)
My AN = Annoying Nuisance
Jan'12 W&W
May'12 CK completed
Oct'12 hemifacial spasms
Dec'19 It's back


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Re: Intermittent hearing loss in "good" ear
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 10:45:51 am »
That really stinks.  I'm sorry you're struggling with that.

Personally I think I'd be looking for another ENT.  I'd want to (much) better understand the nature of the "auto-immune inflammatory" diagnosis and its prognosis.  That sounds a little like a shrug.

I don't know that I've ever ran across a mention of the "the other ear also impacted" notion aside from really rare stuff like NF2.

2017 - Mild vestibular symptoms. misdiagnosed. Normal hearing.
2018 - MRI w/o contrast: ambiguous. Normal hearing.
2019 - MRI /w contrast: 5mm x 4mm x 3mm AN.  Moderate hearing loss.
2020 - Completely SSD.
2022 - 6x4x4 mm with 3mm extension into cochlea and semicircular canals.  Surgery UCSD + CI.