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... Regarding my previous post, I could only comment based on what I had read, and most of that indicated that sound sensitivity usually diminishes within a few (sometimes several) weeks. However, I am glad you contacted your surgeon's office for a professional opinion. Please let me know what you find out! I hope whatever you are experiencing is something that can be resolved... (3 replies)
... I have read -- both here on the forum and in some paperwork I received from my surgeon -- that some sounds can be very loud post-op, and that this is considered normal. Bear in mind that it could take several weeks for this to subside. As for the pressure, that's also normal as far as I know. It's probably just due to the fluid behind your eardrum. I had quite a bit of... (3 replies)
... I'm one week post op and i'm almost regretting having the surgery done. ... (3 replies)

... So funny Wendy (by the way I am Anne) - when I read your reply, I actually thought it was my own post. I definitely feel the same way about the ear being clogged with fluid. Tried a new specialist yesterday who did not notice any fluid. Sadly, what he thinks happened when I had my first surgery was that my inner ear suffered nerve damage since my word recognition is now at... (7 replies)
... I appreciate your response, thank you. I am wearing an earplug any time the noise will be too loud,(spin class,movie theater etc.) and it has helped. The surging did eventually go away within a few weeks as I hope your ringing will. It has seemed that each time something stops, another thing starts, so I'm no longer panicking. I'm pretty sure it's all (strangely) normal. Every... (10 replies)
... Just wondering if the surging in your ear got better. I'm about 50 days post op and still have a ringing in my ear and get light headed very easy. Taste buds are none existent, but the metallic taste has gone away. ... (10 replies)
... I had my stapedectomy surgery on April 8, 2014 -- if I had to go back at this point I wouldn't have had the surgery. I've had only moderate hearing improvement and I have a constant high pitch ringing in my ear. When I woke up from the surgery I immediately started throwing up and it continued for about 2 days. I was completely incapacitated from vertigo for about a week... (0 replies)
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... I had my procedure on April 16 with ongoing ringing etc since. Yesterday I went back to my surgeon and had the packing removed followed by another hearing test only to be told the operation by all accounts went well and was a success except I now have 0% hearing in the operated ear. I meet again with him in 3 wks to discuss other options????? I'm gutted to say the least.... (5 replies)
... Hi all First post! I am 8-days post-stapedectomy related to long-standing otosclerosis. On day 5 post-op I developed sudden onset tinnitus. I am now on prednisolone 40mg per day for 5 days and have taken two doses, without any effect. I know it is hard to tell initally whether there has been any improvement but I did feel that I could hear much better immediately... (0 replies)
... Hi, I'm Casey, 32 yo Female. I had My stapedectomy on May 27th. My Recovery has been tough. I am 10 days Post op and still extremely dizzy. Especially with alot of things moving around me, such as cars passing or My kids running around. ... (33 replies)
... I thought I would start a thread to explore what people feel based on advice from Doctors and personal experience, what activities are appropriate and when post Stapedectomy. ... (3 replies)
... I am 12 days post stapedectomy and getting worried it didn't work. I know everyone says PATIENCE but I am freaking out that I can't hear anything. ... (33 replies)
... If you just had your stapedectomy a week ago, it sounds like a little early to worry about not being able to hear, as your ear canal probably has both blood clots and the packing in it, which block sound waves from reaching your ear. Maybe you can get a second opinion? (2 replies)
... One week ago I had my second stapedectomy. I could hear when scratching the cotton ball in my operated ear and a faint dial tone after picking up the receiver. Six days later I could no longer hear either so I called my doctor who told me to come in. First he removed the outer packing and gave me a hearing test saying that my hearing had decreased by 30%. However, I can... (2 replies)
... Hi I had my stapedectomy in 1984 and woke up to very loud tinnitus in my ear this has been with me every day since .some days are not to bad some are really bad .but I have been told to get used to it as a tinnitus masker is of no use .poss not what you want to hear but it may change for you . (1 replies)
... Hi, everyone, I had my stapedectomy 5 months ago and developed constant buzzing in the operated ear about 4 weeks ago. Has anyone experienced this after the stapedectomy? ... (1 replies)
... Wondering how you made out with your drs. appointment..It has been alittle bit since your post. Hope everything worked out ok...I know with the stapedectomy it is different for everyone. I actually had my other ear done this past Feb. the unoperated one...so now I have two ears that finally work well.. ... (33 replies)
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