29. June 2009 · Comments Off on Ear Update · Categories: Hearing, Ramble

I don’t want to become one of those people who only talks about herself and her health, but I figured some might want an ear update:

My left ear is still ringing. The tinnitus hasn’t gone away, but I’m learning to live with it. I don’t even notice the issue when I’m teaching. I also am not finding loud sound as painful. Today I cleared the dishwasher without putting in a plug (too darn lazy to go get it!) and it was not bothersome. I vacuumed too, and that was fine.

I am more aware of the hearing loss, now that I realize I don’t hear birds singing or the fan noise if I’m lying on my right side — this means my right ear is against a pillow and my left ear is doing the major hearing. And gee … there’s the silver lining! Nice! I don’t notice the hearing loss in most instances, though. No biggie. 🙂

I will have another hearing test 6 months from the first one to see if things have changed. I’m guessing it’ll all be the same, and I’m not worried. I’m thankful, though, that my otologist has been so wonderful and takes this seriously.

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