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    Old 11-03-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
    BeckiKinsella
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    Hi,

    I am new to this forum and also new to knowing that I have a hearing loss. I have a few questions regarding this, and I was hoping that I may get some answers here. I have been diagnosed with Otosclerosis. All my life I have known that I have had problems hearing. My hearing has got worse recently, though. I have never been taken seriously regarding this, because I am now only 21, and the doctors always just tell me to get my ears syringed, which I have done, and it's never made any difference. So I decided to take it upon myself and book a private hearing test, which I did, and it turned out I do have a significant bilateral conductive hearing loss. So, I went to the doctors with my hearing test results, only to be asked if I was sure it wasn't selective hearing!?!?!? Luckily, I managed to convince him to book me in for another hearing test at the surgery. I went back for my test results yesterday (in my signature). There were some differences between my 2 tests, which I found a bit strange, considering they were only 2 weeks apart. The main difference being at 8K Hz, I went from a 40 dB loss on 9th Oct to 60dB on the 25th of Oct. Would this be Otosclerosis causing this sudden deterioration, or could it be something else? (I have no wax). Could it be a good indication of how rapidly my hearing will deteriorate? How quickly do you think my hearing is going to deteriorate? I live in the UK and I understand that some people get hearing aids on the NHS, am I likely to get NHS hearing aids?

    I really just want to know what is happening to me I know everything there is to know about Otosclerosis, but nobody can tell me how it is going to affect me. I don't want to wait weeks or even months to find out I am only 21, this shouldn't be happening to me

    Thanks in advance for any help
    Becki
    125 250 500 750 1K 1.5K 2K 3K 4K 6K 8K
    Right Ear ---- 40 30 40 40 30 10 20 30 40 60
    Left Ear ---- 30 30 30 30 20 10 20 30 30 20

     
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