Re: Clicking noise when swallowing
Packing taken out yesterday (Day 20).
Clicking still present every swallow, ENT Surgeon downplayed it and said it's probably the e-tube is swollen.
Hearing is mixed bag at this juncture. Electronically aided sounds (t.v., meetings with microphone and speakers, car radio) blast in at 10Xs as loud and a bit distorted, actually hurts a little. I asked if the prosthesis was acting as an antanae of sorts and he said "No". Like others, car noise and road noise it's as if my op ear is bionic. Very loud and sounds as if coming thru a tunnel. Human voices however are still too low. So hopefully i will pick up a better range of frequencies as the healing continues.
My non op ear seems as if it needs to pop, you know like when it's clogged and you drive to a higher/lower elevation and it "clears". It won't "clear", just seems to be stuck in clogged mode and not hearing as well. ENT thought non op ear was most likely exactly the same, just that now that right op ear is hearing better it makes it seem like left ear is clogged. So i will try to be patient until hearing test a month or two from now will give exact frequency ranges.