I Can Hear You
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.
21 people like this
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
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.
• United States
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.
• Fairfield, Texas
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 .
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.