EDITOR'S NOTE: The below comment was originally posted to the article Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, and reposted here to allow for more discussion.
Saturday Jan. 31 was just a normal day. I did some house cleaning nothing out of the ordinary. Went to bed, woke up about 3 a.m. and could not hear out of my right ear. I thought maybe it was because I slept on my ear wrong so I went back to bed. Around 6 a.m. I woke up with vertigo so bad that everytime I turned my head I would throw up! I thought OK, I have an ear infection. Went to the doctor the next day; he said my ear looked fine and it might be my sinus swollen. He put me on amoxocillin and sudafed. That was Monday. By Friday there was no change except the vomiting had stopped. Still had terrible vertigo and no hearing to my right ear. I called my MD he refered me to an ENT. The ENT did an MRI and Labwork. He also put me onpredisone and antivert. The antivert only helped a very little. The predisone did nothing. I went back to the ENT last week. He told my my labwork and MRI were negative. He also told me that I have SSHL. I am still dizzy at times and my hearing loss to my right ear is completely gone.
I would love to hear from others who are suffering from this. And if anyone has any suggestions to help deal with SSHL. Thank you so much.
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