Hi all, I’m new to all of this. I’ve had two different diagnosis and now I’m waiting for an MRI next week to rule out worst case scenario.
I’ve noticed a decrease in my hearing for years, I suspect almost 10 or more. I’ve never been able to 'clear" my ears to snorkel since I was a child and have a history of sinus infections and illness. Anyway, I really noticed a decrease in hearing about two years ago in my left ear and finally went to the ENT who diagnosed me with otosclerosis - a middle ear issue. He referred me to another ENT who does the surgery. This ENT ran additional tests and said it’s an inner ear issue and suspects either damage or an acoustic neuroma. I have an MRI next week to rule this out or confirm my worst fears. I am considering getting a third opinion at some point, because I’m uncomfortable with all this back and forth.
Has anyone experienced this before? I have some tinnitus (which seems to have gotten worse after the battery of hearing tests).