I agree with what the AN "locals" have said, collectively: there are several very experienced and expert doctors and teams in the Seattle area - the one Raydean mentioned (sorry, can't remember name), Swedish, UW Med. Ctr. Otolaryngology.
NW Musician: My instinct tells me that the UW Med Ctr team headed by Duckert might be very helpful in your situation, or at least be able to head you in the right direction. Within their whole department, they cover lots of bases - hearing, balance, GK, microsurgery, wait and watch. I just have this hunch (maybe I read something in one of the doctor's profiles that showed a particular interest in music?). In any event, I KNOW they'd take your concerns seriously. You might want to set up an appt with them, or perhaps even write Duckert, head of the department, a long letter first explaining your situation. The nurse that arranges all their team appointments is Kirsten; she's extremely responsible. Ask for her.
Should we start planning for a get-together this fall? We met in Olympia last time, but had several of our fellow ANers from Portland come up and thought that next time maybe we should meet a little closer to Portland - Chehalis maybe?
Hi, Raydean! I've been sulking in bad winter weather, not very communicative with anyone. Hope all goes as well as possible.