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rwinkler Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:54 AM
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sudden sensorineural hearing loss
I was so glad to find this forum and looking forward to your input! My son had a congenital hearing loss - slight in left ear, more so in right ear where he could just hear the lower sounds. However, its been very consistent over the years - hes 16 now. A couple of months ago he had a virus for 2 days which produced a fever the maximum I was able to detect was 102.8. When he felt better he went to wrestling practice - after wrestling practice he lost hearing completely in his right ear. Went to emergency - they saw fluid and said come back in 6 weeks which we did when his hearing did not improve. We've seen an ENT and he has ordered a cat scan and blood tests. At first I thought it was the virus but now I'm thinking it could have been the wrestling as these guys get cauliflower ear all the time. If its the virus then most likely its permanent loss - if its damage to the cochlea via wrestling - then is there surgery that can help? I know you all are not doctors but I appreciate your input - I have to wait till the end of the month to find out whats possible.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:44 PM
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1. aw dang, that sounds nasty and scary
fluid behind the eardrum can definetly give you hearing loss, make it worse. I don't know about the surgery, but wanted to pass on my condolences and say I HATE TO WAIT! Do tests NOW! Fix me NOW! Hard to wait, let us know what happens, ok?
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rwinkler Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:56 AM
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2. Thanks for your input
Really appreciate it - we've done blood tests and have a cat scan schedule this weekend but wont be able to see the doctor until the end of the month. I'm hoping its structural and maybe some form of surgery can help and wondered if anyone had experience with the connection between wrestling or another form of strenuous work out and hearing loss.
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