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Had a dose of ‘man flu’ which has left me totally deaf in my good ear…….lasted for 10 days so far….can’t hear zip, nada.

 

Anyone experience this?

 

Did it clear up by itself? 

 

Did you see a doctor?

 

What advice/treatment were you given?

 

Did you try any home remedies?

 

I’m travelling at the moment and getting proper medical advice/care is not an easy option.

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Sorry to hear that.

I have been 'half' deaf since birth and the thought of loosing my good ear does worry me.

I have not had a total loss. Just a few 'problems' now and again which sorted themselves out.

The bad bit for me is that the good ear has tinnitus now.

Have you been swimming during your travels?

Good luck with your problem - hope that a solution appears soon.

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Any sign of wax?  Drip olive oil in the affected ear for a few days then try and find a competent medic who can syringe it out.  I had similar 2 years ago and after treatment it was like being reborn.

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

Is there fluid in your ear?

 

I’m assuming that’s the case….but in the inner ear…..nothing in the outer ear….no feeling of an infection…..yet!

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1 hour ago, Tropicalevo said:

Sorry to hear that.

I have been 'half' deaf since birth and the thought of loosing my good ear does worry me.

I have not had a total loss. Just a few 'problems' now and again which sorted themselves out.

The bad bit for me is that the good ear has tinnitus now.

Have you been swimming during your travels?

Good luck with your problem - hope that a solution appears soon.

Thanks for that.

 

Not been swimming for a while…..had tinnitus for years now…..worked in heavy industry…..but the sounds I now have in this deaf ear are weird.

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1 hour ago, Upnotover said:

Any sign of wax?  Drip olive oil in the affected ear for a few days then try and find a competent medic who can syringe it out.  I had similar 2 years ago and after treatment it was like being reborn.

No wax…or very doubtful…..I did as a doctor about two months ago to check…..said both ears were clear.

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37 minutes ago, BigBruv said:

 

Probably bunged up system - maybe try steaming your face over a sink ?

Yes, I’ve seen that suggested….going to give it a try with a decongestant .

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

Is there fluid in your ear?

 

Could be middle ear blockage of eustachian tube. Hold nose and sort of gently blow. See if it opens up. Inner ear could be something else. See ent and dont risk hearing loss.

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This is just for informational purposes, I am sure it is not your problem. A friend of mine, about ten years ago, felt a bit dizzy after we had dinner one day, and then his hearing started to go bad. In three months he was deaf. He never regained his hearing. He now has implants to pick up bone vibrations. Some kind of nerve damage.

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3 minutes ago, John Drake said:

Could be middle ear blockage of eustachian tube. Hold nose and sort of gently blow. See if it opens up. Inner ear could be something else. See ent and dont risk hearing loss.

Just been reading that the fluid can permanently damage the cochlea……going to have to get myself to a doctor somehow.

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1 minute ago, bunnydrops said:

This is just for informational purposes, I am sure it is not your problem. A friend of mine, about ten years ago, felt a bit dizzy after we had dinner one day, and then his hearing started to go bad. In three months he was deaf. He never regained his hearing. He now has implants to pick up bone vibrations. Some kind of nerve damage.

Yikes…..that is scary.

 

I’m hoping this is fluid in the middle/inner ear and it can be cleared out somehow.

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try to think positive....you wont hear your wife nag anymore. 

 

in all seriousness though you really should see a doctor even if it is just for an opinion on what may be wrong. at least it can be a start. 

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Just now, stoner said:

try to think positive....you wont hear your wife nag anymore. 

 

in all seriousness though you really should see a doctor even if it is just for an opinion on what may be wrong. at least it can be a start. 

Yes unavoidable……..at least the wife will have to learn to sign if she wants to carry on nagging….555

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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

This is often due to blockage from wax.

 

See an ENT.

Only had my ears checked two months ago......could the wax collect that quickly?

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9 hours ago, Will B Good said:

Only had my ears checked two months ago......could the wax collect that quickly?

Yes. More accurately  wax can get pushed down suddenly. In particular seimming can do this. 

 

I don't know what dmdort of ear check you had 2 months ago but most would not dospecifically address wax.

 

See an ENT. 

 

If not due to wax then you'll need to see a more specialuzed one  but start with the obvious.

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17 hours ago, Will B Good said:

Had a dose of ‘man flu’ which has left me totally deaf in my good ear…….lasted for 10 days so far….can’t hear zip, nada.

 

Anyone experience this?

 

Did it clear up by itself? 

 

Did you see a doctor?

 

What advice/treatment were you given?

 

Did you try any home remedies?

 

I’m travelling at the moment and getting proper medical advice/care is not an easy option.

Considering the amount of rubbish spoken these days it could be considered an advantage.....but I jest, obviously an ears nose and throat doctor should be your first port of call.

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15 hours ago, Will B Good said:

Just been reading that the fluid can permanently damage the cochlea……going to have to get myself to a doctor somehow.

 

I have Meniere's. The lead up to it was nausea, cold sweats, and dizziness. Then, the vertigo hit. Inner ear would fill with fluid, then pop and 2 to 3 hours of vertigo would commence. This went on from April 2017 to December 2017. Then, my hearing gradually went. All the time, I was on medication that eventually worked. Haven't had a vertigo episode since that December of 2017. Hearing cleared in 2018 to 2019. Now, I only have some dizziness when the weather changes. The point being: don't wait to see a specialist. I got treatment quickly. And I'm lucky. I'm basically okay. Some people with Meniere's end up in a wheelchair, because they lose all balance. 

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17 hours ago, Will B Good said:

Had a dose of ‘man flu’ which has left me totally deaf in my good ear…….lasted for 10 days so far….can’t hear zip, nada.

 

Anyone experience this?

 

Did it clear up by itself? 

 

Did you see a doctor?

 

What advice/treatment were you given?

 

Did you try any home remedies?

 

I’m travelling at the moment and getting proper medical advice/care is not an easy option.

 

I had this a couple of years back. Woke up deaf in one ear the day before a flight to UK during height of Covid (remember how complex any travel was). Went to a well-known hospital in BKK to see if ear was blocked and flying would be a bad idea.

 

Doctor said no blockages etc and wanted to admit me and inject steroids into my ear for a week. I declined and was instead given a sack of steroids and other pills to alleviate side-effects of said steroids. By next morning - without taking any steroids - hearing almost back to normal and recovered to normal within another day. A week or so later had another episode which also self-resolved in a day. No recurrence since then.

 

Steroid treatment does seem to be the common course of action but I believe needs to start within a couple of weeks in order to be most effective. Injecting into affected ear is also a treatment option.

 

Some useful general background here - bottom line is try to to get it checked out as soon as you can.

 

https://www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/hearing-loss-basics/sudden-deafness/

 

Maybe you could also try lying down on side with deaf ear down and see if that makes any difference? 

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17 hours ago, Will B Good said:

Had a dose of ‘man flu’ which has left me totally deaf in my good ear…….lasted for 10 days so far….can’t hear zip, nada.

 

Anyone experience this?

 

Did it clear up by itself? 

 

Did you see a doctor?

 

What advice/treatment were you given?

 

Did you try any home remedies?

 

I’m travelling at the moment and getting proper medical advice/care is not an easy option.

Is it this what you described as "man flu"?

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/man-flu-really-thing-2018010413033#:~:text=What is man flu%3F,help them until they recover.

If you got those symptoms you might see a shrink.🙏

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