No I haven’t had any children, but the audiologist mentioned that. To make the whole situation more peculiar, I went to look into private hearing aids yesterday and so had another hearing test. In my left ear, BOTH of my thresholds had changed significantly (from last Monday), bone threshold going from approx 35/40 to 20/25 and my air conduction going down by almost 20dbl at some frequencies , putting me around 60/70 I think (I am waiting for him to email me the results). Now, we ran out of time so we didn’t get to do the bone threshold for my right ear and no masking for my left so I don’t know what that would do to my bone threshold, but both results still seem impossible.
I even went in thinking that I would probably improve a bit in some frequencies because there were a couple of times I didn’t press the button at the audiologist last Monday when I wasn’t sure if I heard something (I have tinnitus). I was determined to press at any sign of a tone and I was beeping away like a mad woman haha We actually had to stop and do it again because I think I was beeping at nothing. The audiologist then did it again with a warbled noise (although to be honest it sounded no different to me) and he said those results were within 5dbl of the non-warbled he had just done. This was the air-conduction test.
I have NO clue how my b-c could have changed so much. I mean, it’s great, I would rather it be higher, but it makes me call into question anything that has been done. I told the second audiologist that the first said my ear drums didn’t move as much as they should had he hypothesised that perhaps because he was going from tone to tone quite quickly (he really was and quite predictably it felt) perhaps my ear drum didn’t have time to ‘reset’ (my word not his, can’t remember what he said exactly) before he went to the next tone, meaning I was missing some.
I am calling to see if I am getting an appointment with the ENT and if no, beg, but I feel a bit like a crazy woman! I now wish I had never gone to look at the private hearing aids. Any idea how on earth this can happen? The only think I read about that causes fluctuating sensorineural loss is Menieres, but I definitely don’t have that since I have no vertigo or dizziness.
Thanks for listening to my rant!