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Re: Doctor Evaluations

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Posted by Mary on July 26, 2000 at 10:11:11:

In Reply to: Doctor Evaluations posted by BB on July 22, 2000 at 15:43:52:

: I had an MRI that revealed I was perfectly normal, and hearing tests determined that my hearing was also perfectly normal. (Of course, hearing testing doesn't compare trying to identify contrasting sounds, at least not here.)

: My regular doctor & ENT suggested that my problems were allergy related, and allergies do amplify the problems but all symptoms are still in full force without active allergies.

: They ended up shrugging their shoulders, recommended the American Tinnitus Society and Tinnititus testing which is too far away to be covered by our insurance, and my ENT doctor attempted to give me a shot of allergy medicine without my approval. They also suggested hearing retraining and biofeedback, but I don't know how that's going to help me with hearing low pitches.

: I live in a small New England town, so I do not have a lot of immediate resources or other doctors to get second & third opinions.

: Hope that helps.
If allergies tend to make things worse as you say then I would certainly suggest seeing an allergist and getting tested if you havent' already done this. There may be something out there that you are not away of being allergic to that is causing some of this. Allergy shots might not be a bad idea if that is what the allergist recommends. Other than this I don't have any suggestions at this time. The hearing retraining is a good idea if you can find enough information about it. Good Luck.
: : You didn't mention what the ENT doctor has said about all of this. Have you had an MRI to be certain there is nothing physically wrong that can't be corrected? Let us know what the docs have tried and/or suggested so far and maybe someone can be of more help to you.

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