Raimundo104 wrote:Hi Olarte
Very interesting, but how did they diagnose that the nerves were OK, and that the bones were stuck ?
With my hearing loss, severe at 1000hz and above , it is assumed that the hairs in the cochlea are damaged.
For infections try drinking (sipping) boiled water, taken hot, throughout the day especially in winter and avoid cold food and drinks.
Not sure, they did a thorough audiology test, which determined the extent of the hearing loss, then the doctor, examined my ears, and in particular the left with a microscope of some kind he cleaned it out, had me hold my nose and blow air a few times, examined it, and we discussed my past history including the mastoidectomy I had done about 15 years ago.
anyway, based on that he determined that the nervers were ok, that the bones were "stuck" together, and that the surgery has a 70% chance of recovering most of the hearing.
as for the recurrent infections, he said they are a common result of the mastoidectomy, and I should be treated routinely to insure the area remains healthy every 6 months or so.
So for now he is treating me with some drops to clear the area, before proceding with the surgery or hearing aid. I'm leaning towards the surgery since it will not be a major one, and it does not involve any additiona removal of bone or tissue.
I have avoided following up on this for 15 years, afraid that my ear and surrounding area was a more serious problem, but he did not seem that concerned about it, and feels confident that he can help me quite a bit.
as it is, I felt like I had a flashback to when I was 10 years old when he examined me, but while it was a bit uncomfortable, he had a great touch.