What I got for Christmas UP-Date

Hondo
Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
edited December 2015 in Head and Neck Cancer #1

 

My brother and I was talking last night when all of a sudden my hearing went out. Thinking that all it was is the batteries in my hearing aids I got up and changed them, that is when I realized it is not my hearing aids it was my hearing. I am not sure what happened but I went 100% totally deaf, I work up this morning but was able to hear only half as good as I use to. I guess I will need to see my ENT again be for the new year. I hate when that happens

 

 

And life just keeps moving on, just glad i am still alive.

 

Tim

 

Comments

  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
    So sorry to hear about that,

    So sorry to hear about that, Tim! Maybe the doctors can find a cause they can correct?

    I'm with you--when it comes to new side effects or other challenges, I always remind myself that I'm still here. :-)

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
    sorry

    Tim,

    Dang it all!  I will hope that this is temporary.

    Matt

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    So sorry to hear that.

    That can be somewhat scarry that you lossed it like that. I do hope it is something simple and not anything long term.

    Bill

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
    Tim this recently happened to my husband

    please talk to your ENT right away. From our experience the sooner you do a course of steroids, the greater your chance of gaining back some hearing. They may or may not be able to identify a cause. Sometimes it will resolve in 1-2 weeks. I hope it comes back for you!

    Barbara

  • kdot2003
    kdot2003 Member Posts: 143
    OMG

    OMG

  • supagama
    supagama Member Posts: 31
    Hearing loss

    So sorry to hear that, Hondo.  After only one chemo treatment (cisplatin), my hearing was diminished, so they cut me down to half doses.  Even with that, my hearing was moderate to severe in one ear, and severe to profound in the other.  I couldn't carry on a conversation, watch TV, or hear the phone.  I had an audio test done, and hearing aids ordered, when upon my next visit to my ENT, he suggested trying tubes in my ears, before I invested a bunch of money in the hearing aids.  VOILA!!  Within 2 weeks, my hearing is vastly improved although not 100%.  The fluid back up from the radiation seemed to be the culprit.  I hope it can be that easy a fix for you as well.  Happy New Year to all!!

    Wendy

  • lornal
    lornal Member Posts: 428
    Hearing

    I had that happen a couple of months after my laryngectomy. 

    The ENT looked and didn't see anything.  But, he isn't an ear doctor.  So I went to see my ear doctor, and it was just fluid in my ear. Maybe because things drain different after yet another neck dissection.  Anyway - I've had a tube in it for 18 months.  Well over half the time it is leaking  I have actually had a dry ear now for about a month - Finally.

    Lorna

    2007 & 2014

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    rare

    Hondo,

    Sorry to hear about the hearing incident on the holidays. Hang in there and it'll hopefully clear up. You been here a long time and read a lot of posts and hearing rarely just goes out like that from a cancer related side effect. Wish you well getting it diagnosed or better yet, coming back as fast as it disappeared. 

  • joannaw81
    joannaw81 Member Posts: 185 Member
    Hello Tim

    I hope by now you are feeling much better. you are always in my thought and prayers. I hope it is nothing too serious.

  • tommyodavey
    tommyodavey Member Posts: 726 Member
    joannaw81 said:

    Hello Tim

    I hope by now you are feeling much better. you are always in my thought and prayers. I hope it is nothing too serious.

    Weird

    Tim,

     

    I hope it all works out in your favor once the dust settles on your hearing.  Please let us know what your ENT diagnoses.  My guess is it's radiation related and hopefully only temporary.

     

    A prayer goes out to you and everyone here who is in need.  God needs good hearing to catch all of our prayers.

     

    Tom

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Good News

     

    Went to see my audiologist today and guess what, yep she had me fixed up and hearing in no time. Somehow the tube that go to the ear canal from the hearing aid behind my ear got plugged. We are not sure why but if it happens again I will know what to check first.

     

    Thank you all

    Tim   

  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
    Hondo said:

    Good News

     

    Went to see my audiologist today and guess what, yep she had me fixed up and hearing in no time. Somehow the tube that go to the ear canal from the hearing aid behind my ear got plugged. We are not sure why but if it happens again I will know what to check first.

     

    Thank you all

    Tim   

    Thank God it was an easy fix!

    and not something more permanent. So glad for you Tim.

    Barbara

     

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Hondo said:

    Good News

     

    Went to see my audiologist today and guess what, yep she had me fixed up and hearing in no time. Somehow the tube that go to the ear canal from the hearing aid behind my ear got plugged. We are not sure why but if it happens again I will know what to check first.

     

    Thank you all

    Tim   

    Wow

    Never would have ever thought of looking there. That was not only good news but an easy fix. That's good, real good.

    Bill

  • kdot2003
    kdot2003 Member Posts: 143
    So glad you found the cause

    So glad you found the cause and its better!   Thank Goodness!!!!

  • supagama
    supagama Member Posts: 31
    Hondo said:

    Good News

     

    Went to see my audiologist today and guess what, yep she had me fixed up and hearing in no time. Somehow the tube that go to the ear canal from the hearing aid behind my ear got plugged. We are not sure why but if it happens again I will know what to check first.

     

    Thank you all

    Tim   

    YAY!!

    THAT'S AWESOME NEWS!!

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Glad to hear

    Glad to hear that you are okay. Now when they ring in the new year, you'll hear it!