I am an 83 y.o. female who has had Labyrinthitis for most of my adult life. I purchased a pair of these hearing aids in the middle of August 2011. By Sept. 10, 2011, I had a severe sinus infection (first one in my life) that led to an inner ear infection that almost put me over the edge with the balance problem and all the time I was wearing the HAs thinking it would help the balance. After two series of antibiotics, weekly trips to the Chiropractor (who does a marvelous job with the balance on a regular basis) nothing was helping. I tried Allergy medication and finally the Chiropractor said please lets try it without the HA’s. I used allergy meds and nose sprays and things began to improve. I returned to the Medical Doctor and she put me on Prednizone for fluid in my ears. After completing that series I returned to the medical doctor and ears are back to normal, balance is back to normal and all seems well. Of course, now, the question is, should I begin wearing the hearing aids again. I am very reluctant to wear them because I do not want this to happen again.
I am an extremely active lady and these past months have aged me in many ways, both physically and mentally. I need to get back to the normal me being active with my animals and greenhouse. I grow and sell tropical and tender perennials as a hobby and also sell them online.
I came here hoping someone could help me regain my faith in those hearing aids. They were extremely expensive and I hate to waste that money by not wearing them. I honestly am afraid to try again. I must say, the MDs have not said that any of this was caused by the Hearing aids. But, the fact that when I did not wear them, it got better makes me very curious.
Has anyone else had any adverse ear problems that may have been caused by HAs? Balance problems? I can not be incapacitated again with this problem. Thanking you in advance. JB