Hi there, ive just joined & would really like to hear from people who have been diagnosed with otosclerosis & also anyone who suffers with the dreaded tinitus.
So, Ive had tinitus for 10 or so years, It started as a quiet buzz, which was only present in a silent room, i now have it constantly, some days i feel like im going mad. I suffer with constant head aches, pressure in both ears, dizziness & vertigo.
5 years ago at 35 yrs old i gradually started to lose the hearing in my right ear, and after many tests & an MRI my ent consultant diagnosed me with Otosclerosis, 4 months on Im still trying to get my head around it, hence joining this group.
They’ve fitted me with a hearing aid which i dont wear, i just cant get on with it!
They’ve told me i can have surgery but there’s risks involved! Im confused & really need to hear from anyone who is going through the same thing, .,how do you cope with your tinitus? Do you wear a hearing aid? If so how long did it take to get used to it?
your experiences and advice will help me have a better understanding of these conditions .. thank you for taking the time to read this x