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Old 09-09-2008, 08:53 AM   #1
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ear tubes for adults

I have had a situation that is driving me crazy. I had an upper respiratory infection and ended up with fluid in my ears, rendering me almost deaf in the left ear. My hearing test showed major hearing loss. They tried me on antibiotics and steroids and finally decided I needed a tube in my left ear. I was told I would get immediate relief. Well, it has been almost a month since the surgery and, although the pressure is somewhat better, my hearing is worse. It is still draining, but never does it make a difference. I hear noises all the time--pulling and squesking. The liquid moves around, so it still builds pressure. My GP saw a major infection with swelling so bad, she couldn't find the tube. But my ENT said there isn't an infection. I feel as though the ENT is writing me off. He finally said, who knows--this could be nerve damage. I am scared to death, as now the right ear is getting worse. If I lose that, I will have NO HEARING! I am going to another ENT Friday. Any suggestions?

 
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