Hi Guys, I wrote a post around September about my tinnitus. My Lung Consultant was not convinced that Azithromycin was causing the tinnitus nor was he happy with my GP for merely saying she could not help with tinnitus as there is no cure and could only help me if I noticed a loss of hearing. Well last Thursday I saw the ENT consultant, I also had my hearing tested and it showed a marked decrease in my hearing. The consultant cleaned my ears (I apparently have very small ear channels which makes it difficult for the wax to escape). Then he explained I had a problem with my ear drums caused by years of sinusitis. As the only cure is major surgery and I am already chronically ill he explained the only way forward was hearing aids. I was in shock, I knew my hearing was no longer perfect, but deaf never. I have just been to another clinic to have another hearing test and I am now wearing my brand new hearing aids. The sensation of having good hearing again takes a little getting used to but I have to say they are very comfortable and I will not be struggling again with conversations. The Audiologist also said I may be lucky and the tinnitus may not be noticeable anymore as having normal hearing tends to depress the hissing sounds I have been hearing. I am telling you this, as I know there are a number of people out there who are also suffering from tinnitus. My advice is do not hesitate ask for that appointment at ENT and good luck. Take care everyone Maximonkey
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