I had sudden hearing loss in my left ear about five years ago. I went upstairs to brush my teeth and as I was walking to the sink, I suddenly felt a momentary dizziness and the hearing in my left ear diminished by about 50%. I went to my primary care physician who prescribed antihistamines which didn’t work. I didn’t get to an ENT for about a month, by which time it was too late for the steroid treatment to work.
Fast forward five years and I woke up one morning with my right ear about 90% blocked. I got to the ENT that day and started the predisone/antiviral regimen. It’s been a week today. So I have completed the antivirals and I’ll start the tapered dose of prednisone. Time will tell if the hearing on the right side improves. And in a few hours, I get on a plane for an 11 hour flight to Japan.