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A few days ago, I noticed I could not hear in my left ear. I went to a ENT and was told I had Sudden Hearing Loss and was told the audio tests indicate I have permanent hearing loss and the ENT could not find the source of the problem. The ENT prescribed massive doses of prednisone and said he had a small window which the prednisone might help recover a portion of my hearing.

I was wondering if anyone else on this board has the same hearing problem and if the prednisone was able to recover any of your hearing.

Take Care!!
I just got reading your post, and the same thing has happened to me. May lst, woke up with loss of hearing in right ear. I already have loss in my left ear (conductive loss), but after going to my ear doctor 5 days later, and after a audiogram, confirmed a SSNL.....also put me on Prenisone for 7 days, then taper. Today is my taper day....and can't really see a whole lot of improvement. Still feels very full and plugged....can hear, but can't make out what people are saying. Was a bad week last week....a little bummed, and very vulnerable. I'm feeling better every day, I go back to my ear doctor this Tues to see is there has been any improvement in hearing. I have been crossing my fingers for some return, but everybody has been very honest with me....some regain all, some regain some, and some regain none!! HOPE I'M SOMEWHERE IN THE FRONT!! Good luck to you too.
Hi Juliep6 :wave:

I am sorry to read you experienced sudden hearing loss. The prednisone has really helped me. My hearing returned very slowly and can almost say I have 100% return of hearing. I still have a lot of ringing in my left ear and I took my last prednisone this evening. I am also very concerned whether I will lose the hearing again over the next several weeks as the prednisone wears off (especially after the ENT said my audiogram reflected permanent hearing loss). I also have an appt with my ENT on Tuesday and I have a lot of questions I am planning to ask during my appt.

I wish you had better luck with the prednisone as I did and maybe it will take a little longer for the medication to work for you. One thing my ENT did say was if I noticed my hearing started to decrease while I was going off the prednisone, I had to immediately restart the prednisone.

Take Care

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