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    Old 07-18-2017, 04:55 PM   #1
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    Hearing Distortion Hyperacusis following Ear Infection March 2017

    Hello all

    I've been dealing with symptoms following an Ear Infection in both ears a few months ago. (end of March 2017)

    I'm trying to figure out if it can resolve itself and would appreciate any info from people who have had this and recovered.

    There is a post from 2004 from this website that has replies with exactly the symptoms I'm describing (under hearing distortion) - unfortunately she did not give any further update after 2005 and was hoping somehow I could find out if she recovered.

    My current symptoms include:

    Distortion - in the upper frequencies - 2k and up - sounds are thin, shrill, tinny, offkey, out of tune - music sounds thin in those higher frequencies, not full

    Hyperacusis or sensitivity - sudden sounds, and mostly higher frequency sounds 2k and up - sounds of keys, coins, dog collar, - causing pain/ache in my ears that then radiates to my jaw and cheeks - also get a metallic taste in my mouth.
    I'm guessing this is neurological as those nerves are all connected and can also affect nerve/taste in the tongue.

    Tinnitus - but its the least of my worries as its not super loud, but its constant in both ears, plus a specific frequency tone in my right ear only at around 780khz.

    My hearing is in normal range, no "technical" hearing loss according to my hearing tests. I've had 4 done in the last 3 months. Just to double check.

    If anyone at all can share some info or recommendations I would be so grateful.

    I've seen two ENT specialists (in Toronto, ON, Canada) - the second one was a top Ear guy in Canada who was very dismissive (he was really quite awful) as my hearing test and MRI looked fine.
    So he couldn't be bothered to help me.

    I work in the field of sound recording, so this is particularly stressful as I can't work.

    Thanks very much in advance!
    To everyone dealing with hearing issues and is reading this, I hope we all recover. Hearing is so important for quality of life, and the fact there is not enough medical science and treatment around it is mind boggling!!


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