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I'm now just past three months since my left ear stapedectomy. I have a question for others who have had the surgery. I'm still hearing my voice much louder in my operated ear than before. I also can hear my neck joints creak loudly and, if it's quiet enough at night, the sound of eyeballs moving (!). While I had pulsatile tinnitus before, I can now hear my heart thumping when I exert myself during exercise.

I know that heightened sensitivity to your own voice and body sounds is called autophony and is a symptom of superior semi-circular canal descience (I'm sure I spelled that wrong), but my surgeon had me undergo a CT scan and that was positively ruled out as the cause of my hearing loss, with otosclerosis being the diagnosis. Has anybody else experienced some form of autophony after a stapedectomy? I never heard these noises before, and I'm wondering if they're just the result of not having lower frequency hearing before. Thanks.
[QUOTE=Fantine;4798972]I'm now just past three months since my left ear stapedectomy. I have a question for others who have had the surgery. I'm still hearing my voice much louder in my operated ear than before. I also can hear my neck joints creak loudly and, if it's quiet enough at night, the sound of eyeballs moving (!). While I had pulsatile tinnitus before, I can now hear my heart thumping when I exert myself during exercise.

I know that heightened sensitivity to your own voice and body sounds is called autophony and is a symptom of superior semi-circular canal descience (I'm sure I spelled that wrong), but my surgeon had me undergo a CT scan and that was positively ruled out as the cause of my hearing loss, with otosclerosis being the diagnosis. Has anybody else experienced some form of autophony after a stapedectomy? I never heard these noises before, and I'm wondering if they're just the result of not having lower frequency hearing before. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Hi! I am post op day one from a left stapedectomy & my voice seems very loud. Also I can hear my footsteps as though they're in my head, also very loud so much that I'm walking on my toes on the tile floor. I remember always hearing my heart beat in my ear & this is now pronounced. I'm hoping this will settle down as my recovery process continues.





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