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    Don't worry, I'm not suing anyone Im just looking for info to brief myself on what might be the reasons for my loss.
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    As I understand it Nexium (which has nothing whatever to do with Neosporin) is usually given for heartburn. And aspirin is often given to patients at risk for a heart attack.

    There are drugs that can cause ototoxicity, but my hunch is that with most a single dose is not likely to hurt you. A whopping dose, such as taking an entire bottle of aspirin in a suicide attempt, or long-term dosing, such as taking an ototoxic antibiotic daily for six months to treat TB, seem more likely to cause problems. I am not a doctor!

    You said earlier that you noticed a change in your hearing during (?) or just after (?) your hospital stay. Were you actually admitted to the hospital? Or did you go to the ER where they gave you a Nexium and an aspirin while they checked to see if you were having a heart attack, and then sent you home?

    Anyway, you've had a big change in your hearing in the past year, and I wish your ENT were as curious about it as we are. Did your second ENT see your audiogram from 2014?
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    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymae View Post
    As I understand it Nexium (which has nothing whatever to do with Neosporin) is usually given for heartburn. And aspirin is often given to patients at risk for a heart attack.

    There are drugs that can cause ototoxicity, but my hunch is that with most a single dose is not likely to hurt you. A whopping dose, such as taking an entire bottle of aspirin in a suicide attempt, or long-term dosing, such as taking an ototoxic antibiotic daily for six months to treat TB, seem more likely to cause problems. I am not a doctor!

    You said earlier that you noticed a change in your hearing during (?) or just after (?) your hospital stay. Were you actually admitted to the hospital? Or did you go to the ER where they gave you a Nexium and an aspirin while they checked to see if you were having a heart attack, and then sent you home?

    Anyway, you've had a big change in your hearing in the past year, and I wish your ENT were as curious about it as we are. Did your second ENT see your audiogram from 2014?
    I was admitted for one night actually.

    No, they didn't see the first Audiogram actually - it was in a different location and my GP didn't send it to the second ENT as they didn't have a copy.

    I'll have both with me on Friday to the Audi and she I guess will run another test of her own I'm sure, so that will hopefully give a definitive picture.

    Yes, for me, despite having health Insurance, plus paying hefty visitation fees to two ENTs, they all seem kind of indifferent. Id have hoped for better attention.

    I have had an MRI last December 14 also, and it was apparently clear for a Neuroma.

    Right now, I'd be happy if I could get a good degree of hearing back via an aid - I'd call that a good result - hopefully it will happen.
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    So, tomorrow is my big day - visit to the Audi.

    Will let you know how I get on......
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    Ok, update - I had a good comprehensive hearing test yesterday.

    Long story short, same result as my audiogram in my signature or thereabouts - severe loss in right ear, and no word recognition at all in the right ear. !00% WR in the left.

    Audi recommended a Phonak Venture Cros II.

    I dont know if its worth the hassle and the expense for the gain id get and she admitted its 50/50 whether most people like or benefit from it.

    Im saddened that my right ear is effectively dead, but i have to realistic and grateful as many are much worse off than me.

    Anyone have any opinions of Cros or not?
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    Well, our right ears aren't that far apart as you'll see if you click on my audiometry. I find that a hearing aid has helped. My WRS is 16% there. I'd suggest you at least try two aids as the ear isn't "dead" but just severely impaired. Speech is fuller with two and some features only work with two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenP View Post
    Well, our right ears aren't that far apart as you'll see if you click on my audiometry. I find that a hearing aid has helped. My WRS is 16% there. I'd suggest you at least try two aids as the ear isn't "dead" but just severely impaired. Speech is fuller with two and some features only work with two.
    Yeah, I see that - I might do a trial anyway - can't do any harm !
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    AidenL, thank you for updating us. I also think trying the aids is a good idea.
    Freq: Right Left
    250 40 60
    500 50 65
    1000 50 60
    2000 45 45
    4000 65 70
    8000 9070

    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
    Left: SRT=60 dB, WRS 80% at 80 dB

    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    Would you guys be thinking two aids rather than a Cros system?
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    Um Bongo, a license practitioner, mention in another thread that the widex aid for CROS uses a full aid. He can explain it better but it might be the best of both worlds.
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