Got diagnosed last week. AN in right ear. 3 years in the developing. It was the tinnitus that drove me to the ENT guys and not the hearing loss, although that was becoming a bit irritating (no balance problems to date). Feel quite relieved that all the symptoms fit those of AN and that the unknown element is now gone. 3 options I'm told; do nothing; have surgery; have radiography. I was told surgery would almost certainly further damage my hearing, doing nothing clearly would not get rid of the tinnitus - which is really quite loud now and not much said about radiography. Reading some of the blogs doesn't feel me with a huge amount of optimism that any intervention isn't without a downside or am I wrong? Quite relaxed about any treatment but would like the honest facts.