I lost my hearing suddenly in my left ear and a bit of hearing loss in my right ear in 2012.
I also got tinnitus at the same time.
I had an MRI scan which did not show anything really.
The specialist who did the scan said it was a age related and a gradual loss, but that was rubbish as I just lost my hearing over night.
Anther doctor blamed it on a virus
I went to Amplifon and told them what they said and they said it must have been a virus that knocked my hearing out I.e the tiny hairs in my ear. (Don't know if they were just agreeing as did not really know the answer either)
I bought a Siemens pure hearing aid for £1'500 from Amplifon, that did not really help as I still could not hear people on my left hand side
I then bought a dearer hearing aid off another supplier which was £1'600 and yet again i could not hear the person on the left hand side of me in our office
I have not used it for a few weeks now as I feel it does not make much difference.
last week I went to see my doctor to discuss all this.
I told him my ears always feel that I have a lot of pressure in both of them, and my tinnitus has felt a bit louder over the past few days.
I told him even when I hold my nose and blow out to open my Eustachian tubes it works in my right ear until I swallow again then my right ear goes muffled again.
When I do hold my nose and blow to open my Eustachian tubes I get a lot of crackling in both ears, then I swallow and it goes muffled again.
Even when I am just swallowing I get a lot of crackling in my ears.
I also told him that when I was a teenager I was supposed to have an operation on my nose because the consultant at ENT said my left nostril hardly had any passageway and I would suffer in later life. they were going to break my nose and reset it (I did not have the operation because I was scared)
My doctor did not really listen last week and looked in my ears and said there is no build up of wax but I had a tiny hole in my left ear drum.
He just gave me a nasal steroid spray to use for my Eustachian tubes (told me how to use it properly I.e head down etc)
When I am trying to use the steroid spray I can not feel a gap at the back my left hand nostril to actually fit the spray in to spray like I can in my right nostril.
i struggle breathing through my nose as well, it just feels blocked all the time and stuffy.
I am wondering that if I would of had my operation on my nose none of this would have happened.
what are your thoughts anyone
Thank you all