Hi! Does anyone else suffer from hearing loss- low pitch sounds?
I ask my GP for a referral over 2 years ago for a hearing test. I was told there was nothing wrong with my hearing. I asked for another referral in January 2015. It's taken 6 months to get an appointment.
I was at hearing clinic yesterday.
I was taken in to have a hearing test before seeing the doctor. I asked if it was the same test as last time, high pitched sounds. Yes. Told her there is no point as I am fine with high pitched sounds. It's the low pitched sounds, like voices, I can't hear. But I said go ahead. She did 3 tests. After waiting an hour, I was taken in to see a different doctor as the other one was running late.
The doctor I saw said I had low pitched hearing loss in both ears. He is referring me for hearing aids. He said if it was only one ear then he would be concerned there has been some damage or trauma. This wasn't the case. But he couldn't be sure what The cause was.
I asked if he wanted to hear my view. Yes.
I said that this was due to life long undiagnosed celiac, which has caused B12 deficiency, which has caused nerve damage. He smiles and said I was very knowledgable, and was likely correct. I said I was self medicating with sublingual methylcobalamin. He told me to continue taking this. And to see a gastroenterologist to have the celiac diagnosed. I said I won't go back on gluten.
But I have been referred to a gastroenterologist at my request for radiation enteritis, which is further contributing to the B12 deficiency.
It was such a breath of fresh air to talk to a doctor who had knowledge of B12 deficiency and believed me.
And I might be wired for sound very soon. Lol 😃