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Old 07-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Dizzy and hearing loss

Hi all,

Once upon a time about 5 years ago the hearing in my left ear began to get slowly worse. Soon after I had a spell of dizziness and the doctor diagnosed labrynthitis. I was off work for 3 weeks struggling with my balance and feeling nauseous.

My hearing didn't get any better and I went to see ENT. I had lots of hearing test and a scan and was finally told that the cause if probably viral and the hearing will never come back. I had a loss of 70% in my left and 30% in my right. I was given a hearing aid as they told me it would never get better.

Skip forward 5 years and my hearing is again getting worse and i'm currently off work with dizziness too. The doc say its a viral infection and gave me prochlorperazine for the dizziness and nausea.

I also have tinnitus in both ears.

I've read a few forum posts and googled a bit and meniere's disease keeps popping up.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Dizzy and hearing loss

I think Meniere's is a definite possibility and I would ask a hearing specialist (audiologist) to test you for it. You have several symptoms of it. Just to clarify, is this general dizziness or vertigo, which is a spinning sensation brought on by movement of the body, esp the head. Meniere can be treated and may prevent further hearing loss.

 
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Re: Dizzy and hearing loss

Thanks for the quick reply!

The dizziness is the vertigo type, room spinning, etc. If I shake my head the room shakes.

I've seen valtrex and L-lysine mentioned as a possible treatment, do you have any experience of them?

 
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Re: Dizzy and hearing loss

I have taken both ofnthose, but never seen them used for Meniere's. Valtrex actually makes me dizzy. Diamox is a diuretic used for Meniers to help reduce the amount of inner ear fluid.

 
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Ak ok. I must have seen them relating to my symptoms not menieres.

I'll go see my doc ASAP and get referred to a specialist.

Thanks again.

 
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Re: Dizzy and hearing loss

Your symptoms sound identical to mine, with exception it happened a year ago and only in one ear. Docs initially thought it was Labrynthitis as well but finally got in to see a neuroentologist in May. He diagnosed me with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Probably caused by a viral infection as well. I wish you a speedy recovery. I could never fathom before this happened to me just how debilitating it is to lose your hearing.

 
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