Thursday, August 14, 2014


I went to see an ear specialist at my local Ear, Nose and Throat doctor (ENT) regarding my right ear. Since returning home in April, I noticed my right ear feels full, there is a continuous tone and the sound quality is slightly distorted and diminished. I thought it would go away on it's own, but it hasn't. Today after getting a hearing test and speaking with a doctor I learned the hearing in my ear will not improve as it has permanent nerve damage from the stroke and traumatic brain injury I had in March. I have two options, I could get a hearing aid for my right ear. I can still hear, but it  needs to be amplified by a lot. According to doctor, I have something called Tinnitus in my right ear. Another option I have is to go see another specialist about getting Tinnitus training which could eliminate the tone I hear in my ear through brain training. I still need the hearing aid because of the diminished sound. Since it's been almost six months since the stroke and brain injury the ear doctor said my ear most likely will not improve. Not happy about the hearing being damaged permanently. At least I can still hear with amplified sound in the ear...

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