I Can Hear You

@just4him (113461)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 3, 2018 9:42am CST
I've been concerned for a while now that my hearing was going bad in my right ear. When I talked to the doctor on Friday, he set me up with an audiologist. I saw her this morning. After going through all the familiar tests, and a couple new ones for me at least, it was determined my hearing hasn't changed and my right ear is just as good as my left. When I described what was going on with my ears, she told me I was having eustachian tube displacement. Quite common and nothing to worry about. She told me I wouldn't be a candidate for hearing aids for a very long time. She did say that because I swim almost daily, I should get some ear plugs. I will consider that. What I do have and have had most of my life, is a high frequency hearing loss. So, yes, I can hear you now.
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@LadyDuck (152608)
• Switzerland
3 Jan
Many people experience a high frequency hearing loss, even young people.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Yes, they do. I've had this most of my life, since I had ear aches.
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@LadyDuck (152608)
• Switzerland
4 Jan
@just4him My husband does not hear well high frequencies.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
@LadyDuck I heard that's common.
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@andriaperry (48825)
• United States
3 Jan
Tony is 60 years old and he needs hearing aids, he is getting worst. I have a little hearing loss but nothing for me to worry about. I am glad you are hearing fine, get those plugs!
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I'll do that. I'm sorry he needs hearing aids. I'm glad your hearing isn't anything to worry about.
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@DianneN (76154)
• United States
3 Jan
Glad to hear you don't need hearing aids. High frequency hearing loss is one of the most common problems. I hear you!
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I'm glad you can hear me.
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• United States
3 Jan
I feel as if I'm losing my hearing a bit especially when a lot of people are together and everything sounds mumbled. Glad that your hearing is okay but the recommendation for ear plugs is probably a good one.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
It is a good one, so I'll pick up a pair or two when I'm at Wal-Mart next.
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@kobesbuddy (43989)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
Great news, Valerie! I'm glad your hearing is still pretty good:) My grandson's girlfriend Mary, swims quite often. She uses ear plugs, to protect her ears from chlorine, in the pool water.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I hadn't thought to use them, but I'll get them. Thank you.
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@kobesbuddy (43989)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
@just4him Mary competes, she's a pretty strong swimmer:)
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
@kobesbuddy That's great! I don't compete. I just swim.
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@Platespinner (16510)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jan
I'm sure that was a relief to hear!! My hearing is not as acute as it once was, but since that seems to be the only negative symptom of ageing (if I ignore the wrinkles) at the moment, I won't complain too much.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
You can't age without the wrinkles, unless you do cosmetic surgery, then you look like a freak. Wrinkles are better. Yes, it is a relief to know there's nothing wrong with my hearing.
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@sugartoes (40035)
• Greencastle, Indiana
3 Jan
so your not going deaf on us? that's always good to hear & get you a FEW ear plugs in case you misplace a pair or lose a set.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
That's a good idea. No, not going deaf like I thought with the way my ear was acting.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
3 Jan
Well it was good to find out there's nothing really wrong with your ear! A friend of my daughter's has to wear ear plugs when swimming I guess because he easily gets ear infections . . . but he uses some waxy thing that you make in to a ball and fit it into your ear.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
That's what she told me to get for my ears. Yes, it is good to know there's nothing wrong.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
3 Jan
Thats good you don't need them!
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
Yes, it is.
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@nanette64 (17495)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Jan
Before my freaking husband came into my life, I could even hear audio frequency sounds coming from bank cameras. Now since he broke the Cochlea in my right ear, and it never healed, my hearing is much less @just4him .
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I'm so sorry he did that.
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@nanette64 (17495)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Jan
@just4him It makes me look silly when I have to crank my head in the other direction.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
@nanette64 Still you do what you must to be able to hear. Is it warming up?
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@Hannihar (33218)
4 Jan
Sorry Valerie. I hope that helps you.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
It should.
@Hannihar (33218)
5 Jan
@just4him So Valerie, did you get it and does it help you? I am glad you do not need hearing aids right now.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan
@Hannihar Not yet. I'll get them the next time I go to the store.
@Daljinder (21222)
• India
4 Jan
My left ear hearing has dimmed a bit and I sometimes have trouble following a conversation over the phone or when there is noise in the background or when multiple people are talking at the same time. I have to really pay attention to follow it which gets annoying. I got it checked and the doc said it isn't a major concern. Said possibly due to some side-effects of a medicine.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
If you're having that much trouble with hearing and your doctor says it's no major concern, is it possible to get a second opinion on it from another doctor?
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@Daljinder (21222)
• India
9 Jan
@just4him I did again when my ear got infected.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jan
@Daljinder I'm glad you did.
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@JSAph8888 (972)
• Philippines
7 Jan
I hear you! hahaha! :D
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jan
I'm glad you can.
@sueznewz2 (9883)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jan
Im glad you got a good report about your hearing ...
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jan
Thank you. So, am I.
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@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
5 Jan
What bugs me is many times I have been known to hear high pitch noises that no one else can
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan
If you can hear those, you have good hearing.
@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan
Oh, good. I've been yelling for you off and on all day. Glad you can finally hear me. Hehe
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
I'm glad I can too.
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@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan
My hearing has definitely deteriorated the last couple of years, but I've not seen the doctor about it. I may have to soon.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
Getting old is hard on us.
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• Rochester, New York
3 Jan
My sister has to swim with ear plugs in her ears for that reason as well. She gets really bad swimmers ear.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I don't have swimmers ear, but the audiologist did recommend them to keep the eustachian tube okay.
@1hopefulman (27504)
• Canada
3 Jan
Glad you can hear us! I find that when I'm in a crowd I have a problem understanding when someone is talking to me.
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
I think that's pretty much everyone.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25400)
• United States
3 Jan
Well, that was good news