Just had my first ever audiologist appointment. Yup, just what it sounds like! I had a full blown hearing test. It was pretty cool. Got to sit in a booth with toys (she put me in the kids room) and some very attractive headphones and listen to lots of beeps and sounds and static and stuff. It was pretty obvious right at the start that I wasn’t hearing everything. Well, that is why I was there! After the head phones she put a machine in my ear that bounced some stuff off my ears drums and she said, nope the right ear drum wasn’t moving but then she surprised me by saying the left one wasn’t moving to well either. I knew the hearing in my right ear was pretty degraded but I thought my left was fine!
So, the good news the hearing loss of the last seven years is not nerve damage and is probably just fluid trapped in my middle ear. For SEVEN years?? I am so glad I switched Doctors and that this doctor listened to me and said, go to an Audiologist. Next week I will make an appointment with an ear nose & throat doc and we’ll see what they have to say. Maybe I’ll get tubes in my ears like the little kids do? Now I know how that works too.
So, all of you mumblers need to be prepared, because someday soon I will be able to hear you again!