Monday, January 29, 2007


Today I went to the ENT Specialist regarding my ear and have been diagnosed with Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SHL). After the physical inspection, I went through the Audiology test, which showed that my left ear was not hearing lower ranges. The main cause of SHL is a viral infection of either the inner ear or nerve of hearing, and the main treatment is the steroid prednisone. I was told that there was a thirty percent chance that I would recover, a thirty percent chance that I would have no change and a thirty percent chance that this could worsen. If the prednisone does not do its job, we will move onto an MRI to get a better look at what is going on.

Cindy has told me that I have had selective hearing for about fifteen years, and seems to have started on the day we got married.

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