For the last six months or so I have experienced intermittent hearing loss in my left ear. After experiencing an episode of extreme vertigo earlier in December and consulting with several doctors, it appears I may have a chronic inner ear condition.
The good news is that some of my hearing loss may be reversible. The bad news is that this will take time and further testing and, until we know more, I am not a good candidate for a hearing aid. This is frustrating for me and I ask for your help in the coming days.
Some things that might help:
- Be sure you have my attention before speaking to me. If I don’t react I probably didn’t hear you call my name.
- Excuse me if I speak too loud (or too soft) occasionally. Sometimes I can’t hear myself well enough to regulate my own voice volume.
- Whisper only in my right ear, not my left.
I am of course available for questions. Testing is scheduled for mid-January and we should have more news by the end of the month.
Thank you for your patience!!