It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Hearing Disorders Message Board


Hearing Disorders Board Index


just got done reading through your ordeal---whew!!
I have been down the stapedectomy road numerous times, the full feeling and muted hearing is probably due to the packing they leave around the bones--blood clots. They fill the inner ear with blood clots which the immune system will eventually liquify and it will drain out thru your eustachian tube. I know when mine drains, my eustachian tube spasms off and on, and I hear crackling. I think this is pretty standard with most middle ear surgeries, if I'm wrong, someone please correct me!! Thanks and good luck to you!!
[QUOTE=slickysmom;4762054]just got done reading through your ordeal---whew!!
I have been down the stapedectomy road numerous times, the full feeling and muted hearing is probably due to the packing they leave around the bones--blood clots. They fill the inner ear with blood clots which the immune system will eventually liquify and it will drain out thru your eustachian tube. I know when mine drains, my eustachian tube spasms off and on, and I hear crackling. I think this is pretty standard with most middle ear surgeries, if I'm wrong, someone please correct me!! Thanks and good luck to you!![/QUOTE]

I've had no crackling or popping, just a steady plugged feeling that I've had since January when I fell. Some days the ear feels fluid filled and a little more plugged than normal, but a decongestant seems to help that feeling. I've been waiting for the cracking and popping to happen and nothing, just the plugged up feeling.

Had a mishap this morning in the shower, the cotton ball with vaseline was soaked when I took it out. Should I call? :(
19 days post op now. Still waiting to hear properly. Everything in my operated ear is higher pitched, softer, muffled, tinnitus still there and ear fullness feeling is still there. I do still get some dull pain once in a while too from the surgery. I swear at times I can feel the prosthetic in my ear!

I have gotten a little bit of crackling when I yawn or hiccup. Before it hurt in the same area where it now it crackles ever so slightly. It seems as if the volume on incoming sounds has been lowered a bit over the last week or so too. My ear feels like it is filled with fluid sometimes. Decongestants help a little with that, but not everytime.

So sounds coming in are still much better than they were pre-op. I guess that's my good news. My bad news, I still hear the kazoo-effect when I speak on my left side. I still can't believe how much damage this one fall did to my hearing. I am still seeking and searching for this answer or explanation for the kazoo effect hearing. I go back in three weeks for a follow up and hearing test on June 20th.





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:16 PM.





© 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!