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ttammunek04

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Well as if my Mom having cancer wasn't enough. Been having some issues hearing latley, so I decided to set up an appointment with a local otolaryngologist. Went today and had the audiometric test done and went on back for a consultation with the doctor. He first asked me if I had been having issues hearing, I replied "Yes". He then told me that the conversation he's fixing to have with me, he usually has with 60 thru 70 year old patients. Come to find out, I have lost over 50% of my hearing. He showed me my results of the hearing test, and for my age (30) I failed with flying colors. He thought that maybe this could be genetic. I stated that no one in my family has had hearing issues. So we pretty much nailed it down to over-exposure throughout the years. He said that given my hearing loss, that I should consider hearing aids. One in each ear. Talking it over with the wife, we've decided to go to another otolaryngologist for a second opinion. I guess the old saying "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" holds true. Only thing I can do is protect what hearing I do have and roll with the punches I guess. I'm now an old geezer before my time.
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='ttammunek04' date='17 September 2009 - 12:31 AM' timestamp='1253158309' post='153012']

Well as if my Mom having cancer wasn't enough. Been having some issues hearing latley, so I decided to set up an appointment with a local otolaryngologist. Went today and had the audiometric test done and went on back for a consultation with the doctor. He first asked me if I had been having issues hearing, I replied "Yes". He then told me that the conversation he's fixing to have with me, he usually has with 60 thru 70 year old patients. Come to find out, I have lost over 50% of my hearing. He showed me my results of the hearing test, and for my age (30) I failed with flying colors. He thought that maybe this could be genetic. I stated that no one in my family has had hearing issues. So we pretty much nailed it down to over-exposure throughout the years. He said that given my hearing loss, that I should consider hearing aids. One in each ear. Talking it over with the wife, we've decided to go to another otolaryngologist for a second opinion. I guess the old saying "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" holds true. Only thing I can do is protect what hearing I do have and roll with the punches I guess. I'm now an old geezer before my time. [/quote]



I had a loss of hearing in my right ear overnight almost two years ago and after listening to all the conventional docs say that's "NORMAL" and trying many things with no recovery I found an herbal tincture blend that I noticed benefits from after 5 days of use.

The ENT I visited gave no hope at all!

I continue to heal and hear better and am now making my own herbal blend tinctures......herbs soaked in vodka. The blend is from Dr. Christopher back in the 60's and is called Brain Formula.......I can list the ingredients if you are interested or a source to get them already made.



Do you hear ringing?.......What are the symptoms like?



Don''t believe your ears can't recover.......yes they can.
 

swarren1

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Sorry to hear this ... no pun intended. Do you crank up the music super loud, or work around something loud?



Good luck with it. Since you are so young, you will see a lot of advances in hearing aids, even the current ones are probably way better than those of 25 years ago.
 

FireWalker42

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Wow! The second opinion is a good idea. I would look into alternative medicine myself. I had an issue last year related to a squished disk applying pressure to a nerve bundle that presented itself by loss of strength and numbness in my right arm and hand. I couldn't even pick up a can of soda. I went to an acupuncturist and she used injection therapy and within 1-2 months I had almost all my grip back and am now on 1-2 times a year maintenance. This is after a specialist at the RDV sports complex told me there wasn't anything they could do or recommend other than rest.

Good luck and hopefully this is recoverable.
 

DClights

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[quote name='ttammunek04' date='16 September 2009 - 11:31 PM' timestamp='1253158309' post='153012']

Well as if my Mom having cancer wasn't enough. Been having some issues hearing latley, so I decided to set up an appointment with a local otolaryngologist. Went today and had the audiometric test done and went on back for a consultation with the doctor. He first asked me if I had been having issues hearing, I replied "Yes". He then told me that the conversation he's fixing to have with me, he usually has with 60 thru 70 year old patients. Come to find out, I have lost over 50% of my hearing. He showed me my results of the hearing test, and for my age (30) I failed with flying colors. He thought that maybe this could be genetic. I stated that no one in my family has had hearing issues. So we pretty much nailed it down to over-exposure throughout the years. He said that given my hearing loss, that I should consider hearing aids. One in each ear. Talking it over with the wife, we've decided to go to another otolaryngologist for a second opinion. I guess the old saying "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" holds true. Only thing I can do is protect what hearing I do have and roll with the punches I guess. I'm now an old geezer before my time.

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sorry to hear this I would agree with the second opinion idea. This definately makes me thankful that I wear hearing aids at work when I run the jack hammer. My roomate freshman year at college was a premuture baby and he has been 90% deaf his whole life and he has hearing aids they are not nearly as bad as they have been he says (he is on his second set). I wish you luck with this.
 

WhiteNite

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Sorry to hear man! Yes, get that 2nd opinion and then go see a wholistic style doctor like HK and FW said. Roll with the punches brother, you and badbowtie are under some serious attacks right now.
 

honeykeeper

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Please describe the symptoms........I'm with ya Matt! I know how it feels to think you've lost an important thing such as hearing and I'm sure you will win this.

Are you going for an MRI and Cat-Scan to look inside?...........I did and everything looked "NORMAL" .........that made a world of a difference and gave me hope.
 

ttammunek04

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[quote name='honeykeeper' date='18 September 2009 - 03:20 PM' timestamp='1253298044' post='153057']

Please describe the symptoms........I'm with ya Matt! I know how it feels to think you've lost an important thing such as hearing and I'm sure you will win this.

Are you going for an MRI and Cat-Scan to look inside?...........I did and everything looked "NORMAL" .........that made a world of a difference and gave me hope.

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Symptoms include:

  • Ringing

    constant popping

    muffled sound



He did a pretty thorough check on my ears. He stuck tubes down them and checked everything internally and stated that he saw no issues as far as a tumor or excessive wax build up to be hindering my hearing. He was originally thinking hereditary, but I have no hereditary hearing loss on my side of the family. I'm not sure what all the doctor in Huntsville will want to do. I may mention a cat scan or MRI to see if he thinks that could reveal any issues that he's not seeing himself. I'll report back Wednesday night on what I find out from doctor #2. Thanks for all the thoughts.
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='ttammunek04' date='19 September 2009 - 03:28 PM' timestamp='1253384928' post='153091']

Symptoms include:

  • Ringing

    constant popping

    muffled sound



He did a pretty thorough check on my ears. He stuck tubes down them and checked everything internally and stated that he saw no issues as far as a tumor or excessive wax build up to be hindering my hearing. He was originally thinking hereditary, but I have no hereditary hearing loss on my side of the family. I'm not sure what all the doctor in Huntsville will want to do. I may mention a cat scan or MRI to see if he thinks that could reveal any issues that he's not seeing himself. I'll report back Wednesday night on what I find out from doctor #2. Thanks for all the thoughts. [/quote]



Understand on the symptoms......any dizziness/vertigo? Popping when ascending/descending hills/elevations? Is the ringing multiple levels/tones at times?

Get the MRI and CatScan done.

I think I can help if nothing is found.
 

ttammunek04

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No dizziness or vertigo, my ears pop just sitting still, mostly the ringing is at the same frequency but I really cant define which ear it's coming from it seems to vary.



Got the results from the second opinion doctor and it was pretty much a total carbon copy of what I got from the first doctor. Oh well.
 

ttammunek04

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Prolly going the hearing aid route. From a physician standpoint, I really like the bunch that I went and saw yesterday in Huntsville, but they are about 1 hour & 45 minutes from the house. On the other hand, the bunch that I got my first results from are only 15 minutes from the workplace in Decatur, so I'm kinda of torn in that aspect. I didn't realize that buying hearing aids was like buying a vehicle. There are so many different brands. I was telling the hearing aid technician at the Huntsville office about what type of hearing aid the Decatur office was going to fit me with and she stated that model of aid was not all that great. She suggested that I get one that I can have faith in for the long run and one that will also fit me and my lifestyle. I think that I may go to the Huntsville office simply because it's a matter of health and not convenience.
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='ttammunek04' date='24 September 2009 - 12:34 PM' timestamp='1253806461' post='153227']

Prolly going the hearing aid route. From a physician standpoint, I really like the bunch that I went and saw yesterday in Huntsville, but they are about 1 hour & 45 minutes from the house. On the other hand, the bunch that I got my first results from are only 15 minutes from the workplace in Decatur, so I'm kinda of torn in that aspect. I didn't realize that buying hearing aids was like buying a vehicle. There are so many different brands. I was telling the hearing aid technician at the Huntsville office about what type of hearing aid the Decatur office was going to fit me with and she stated that model of aid was not all that great. She suggested that I get one that I can have faith in for the long run and one that will also fit me and my lifestyle. I think that I may go to the Huntsville office simply because it's a matter of health and not convenience. [/quote]



A hearing aid in my right ear wasn't an option for me...it won't help.

It seems like the doctors would want to investigate and clarify exactly what is wrong to know what is best to do for you? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> At first they thought they saw a red spot in my ear then they said they wished it were bigger to qualify for something.......then it was the take some antibiotics because it might be an infection......then it was the it will probably go away in a few weeks......yadayada.....then it was the ENT..and he said "your loss is NORMAL"......then it was the CatScan and MRI and they said....."can't find any problems all looks NORMAL".......then I discover a herbal concoction from the 60's by Dr. Chrisopher and after 5 days.......some results!.....ha......all from a $20 bottle/ 2 oz. tincture blend.....squirt squirt in some water 2-3 times a day......SIMPLE! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt004' />

The thing I hate about "Conventional" medicine is they only treat the symptom and not the cause and "Alternative-Natural-Homeopathic" medicine works on the cause and can result in a true recovery without aids/extensions on and in our bodies. The results usually take some time and discipline but with benefits gained it gets easier to take the herbs or go to the acupuncturist or watch the diet yada yada.

I have some theories of why my hearing issue occured but I doubt anyone wants to hear it.

I hope you have great success with your ear/hearing issue and things get back to "NORMAL" one way or another.

Stay in touch with us on the progress and Good luck! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/006.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' />
 

ttammunek04

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Well I figure that if 2 doctors told me the same exact thing then I guees hearing aids is what is best for me. They both have stated that given my work history and exposure to loud noises during my work career that has caused my moderate to severe hearing loss.
 

ttammunek04

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Well got the hearing aids on Wednesday. And man........ I CAN HEAR EVERYTHING. I feel like some weird superhero or something. Guess they could call me the SONIC EAR. Gonna take some getting used to, but I figure it will be all worth it in the end. I just can't believe that I couldn't hear the things that I'm hearing now, before. Of course I realized that it has been amplified.
 

WhiteNite

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Thats good to "Hear" man! LOL Now you can hear all those mean things the wify was saying under her breath....LOL JK!!!
 
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