I finally got hearing aids three months ago to deal with loss that I believe had occurred gradually over many years. I’ve been very happy I addressed this situation.
Two nights ago I was watching TV and noticed I couldn’t hear out of my right ear as well, and it felt occluded. I thought it was the aid at first, but changing wax traps and domes had no effect. I went to my ENT the next day who thinks it’s viral and immediately started me on prednisone. She has me going to take another hearing test this morning to see what the current baseline is. I feel like I’ve already has some improvement (guess I will never know) so it’s good I got on the steroid immediately.
It just seems very odd that something like this would happen only 3 months after I started wearing hearing aids. Likely a coincidence - yes. But is there any chance that starting to wear hearing aids could be connected with additional sudden hearing loss?