temporary hearing loss??

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kmhayes
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   Posted 10/8/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
alright...so this has happened to me before..and I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this temporary hearing loss...its not completely gone..its just..muffled? everything sounds like I have cotton in my ears. I notice that when it happens the muscles in my neck leading up to my ears feel very tight and angry, so are the muscles around the jaw. and I think this is what causes the hearing muffling( very technical term, I know ;) I suppose this is also a bit of a rant....can I just say this is very annoying!!!!!? does anyone have a suggestion on how to get a little relief or make this go away faster??
          Kelly


AustenFan
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
You might do a google search for TMJ (or TMD). Some of the symptoms include problems with ears/hearing.  I have both TMJ and an inner ear disorder, so it's kind of hard for me to tell which is causing my hearing problems at any given time.
 
If it is related to TMJ, massage, ibuprofen, and/or heat might help.
 
Isn't just everything about fibro. and its related syndromes annoying?!?!  lol   Just when I learn how to cope with one weird symptom, another pops up. 
 
At least it's never boring!  tongue
 
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kmhayes
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Austen for the info-

I went to bed last night hoping that this would be all better in the morning..but not so! there is lots of ringing...and this is weird...even though everything seems muffled...it seems louder...or somehow magnified at the same time...its like sensory overload for the ears...but its all muffled...AH!
I took some ibuprofen...I am going to look up some of the TMJ stuff (which I have suspected I have anyways) and possibly buy a heating pad later if this has not gone away!
          Kelly


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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Also the rice bags are nice, they give off a moist heat that you can wrap around your neck, that might help.

Either way, I wish you the best Kelly, I hope that you can find out how to get rid of this annoying symptom.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly
I had the same exact thing, thought I had the ocean in my ears, was dizzy and it was horrible. I went to the ear dr and he said it was from my TMJ. It lasted
several weeks, and I was miserable. NOTHING helped it, except moist heat.
Be careful with ibuprofen, because that can make your ears ring also. It finally went away, but it does come back, but not as bad, when I am stressed and have a flare. I feel for you, as it is a yucky yucky thing to have.
Take care
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kmhayes
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
AHH! this is no fun. it is making me want to swear. but I won't...outloud atleast. Karen- thanks for the rice bag info- I have a rice bag...but no microwave... :( this is extra yucky becuase I have class today....I supposed I'll just tell the teacher my situation so he can understand if I don't interact too much.

tootie- this must be from stress...I have been waiting to hear about house loan stuff for a long time...and could potentially closing on the house in less than 2 weeks...so I need to start packing...and our apartment is being shown now too...so the house has to be nice a clean...too much stress right now!

thanks everyone who has given me some advice on this. it is VERY frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Kelly


Sherrine
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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly, I have a severe hearing loss...not from fibro.  But I was interested to see what others had to say.  I never thought about fibro causing fluctuations in hearing.  I do get that but it does seem to go along with the weather.  For me I think the barometric pressure causes fluid to back up in my ears.  I know that barometric pressure can cause pressure in the sinuses...at least that's what friends tell me.  So, maybe it's something like that.  I do hope you start hearing more clearly very soon.
 
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Fibro Dave
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   Posted 11/16/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently experienced sudden, permanent hearing loss in my left ear. I woke up one morning and could not hear a thing. It then turned to tinitis (high-pitched ringing, which then turned to a loud wooshing sound). Was referred to an ENT from my primary doc. and took Prednisone for 10 days. Part of my hearing came back - about 30-40% - and that's what I'm left with. mad   My ENT doc tells me I have 3 choices: hearing aid, BAHA implant, or just live with it. My insurance only covers cochlear implants, which he did not give me as a choice. Unless I can get it overturned on appeal to my insurance company - they gave me 90 days to submit a written appeal. There is only one other possible chance to get help but I have to be able to link the hearing loss to my fibromyalgia... I draw disability from the V.A. for the fibro because I was diagnosed while still on active duty. I can get treatment from the V.A. for the fibro and anything directly connected to it. But, I will have to prove to them there is a link. So far I have not found anything to connect the two...

Sherrine
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Dave, and welcome!  Have you tried the hearing aid suggestion?  You might be amazed the hearing they pull up!  I have auto immune inner ear disease and lost my hearing in chunks.  I didn't want a hearing aid mainly because of vanity but I finally gave in and it brought my hearing back up to 96%!  I was kicking myself for not getting the aid sooner.  But, alas, I lost more hearing a few weeks later and the hearing aid didn't help.
 
I do wear two digital aids now.  They can only bring up a "crispness" of sound but no one ever notices them!  They are over-the-ear style and I can't tell you how many people have suggested that I try hearing aids and I had them in!  I have very short hair that is cut around the ear, too.  So, if it is more of a vanity thing, don't worry about it.  No one notices.
 
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profgary61
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   Posted 11/17/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had this ear ring for many years and it has gotten much worse. My family doc put me on anti depressants awhile back and if I miss a day the ringing got so bad and dizziness followed and got worse but as soon as I took my next pill I would be a bit better. Im thinking it may have to do with my glands and I too feel my Jaw cracking and stiffness as well. I have also been dxd with RA in 1998 and the specialist told me that it would effect my tear glands as well so I have dry eyes. I have read here somewhere where the soft tissue/glands are effected with many auto immune diseases If this is the case as it seems to my case I would think you might ask your doctor to check out your ear/sinus glands.

Hope you get better and God Bless

Gary

Nanda
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   Posted 11/17/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,
that happened to me in September and lasted for about a month and YES it was extremely annoying as I felt off balance also! My internist said it was an inflammation of the eustachion(sp?) tube and there was nothing to do but ride it out. He also said it had nothing to do with any of the other things going off in my body at the same time eyes (my pericarditis returned as well as having an increase in pain in my hands and feet.) I noticed that I couldn't hear any of the low tones on that side and definitely remember the cotton muffled feeling . Yuck..Hopefully you're doing better now?

Fibro Dave
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Update! smilewinkgrin
I didn't want to sound too long-winded in my last post, so I left one thing out. Also, I wasn't too hopeful about it and I didn't want to dwell on it. I have been exploring one other possible solution, with the help of my wonderful wife. She made the first call, and we have been both following up on it. I told her about a program the military has if she was willing to travel to Texas with me. We have Tricare Prime for our insurance and I read about it on their website (I'm retired Air Force). It said you have to "apply and qualify for the program to be accepted". It's a hearing aid program where I would be able to get one "at cost", but I would have to travel to the closest base that has the program. I live in Arizona, so San Antonio Texas is the closest according to the Tricare website. My Ent and I had been discussing a BAHA implant, so I had my wife inquire if that was an option. I was astounded when they told her "Yes it is"! They told her they would get back with me with more information, and if I were to go it would most likely be a minimum of two trips. The first trip is for their ENT and audiologist to evaluate me and determine if I was a candidate for the implant, and the second trip would be for the procedure. I told my doc about this and he faxed my chart to them, and told me he would do my follow-up so I wouldn't have keep going back to Texas for post-op visits. Anyway, the audiologist in TX got back with me today and told me they would be setting up my first visit for January. I will know a definite date around Dec 1st. I asked her what my cost will be, and she said "just the cost of your transportation, housing, meals, and the cost of an 'extended warranty' if you decide to purchase one". I haven't been to Texas since I graduated from Basic Training 27 years ago! My son is stationed at the base there, so we have a place to stay (plus get to see our 2 grandkids at the same time!)

OK, I'm done for now - and here I didn't want to seem long-winded on my last post -

Dave

Post Edited (Fibro Dave) : 11/17/2008 8:44:28 PM (GMT-7)


julieleaps
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome Dave! My dad was AF, and he has permanent hearing loss, a service-related disability from working on the planes. He gets his hearing aids through the VA, and we all very grateful for that.

I hope that all will go well for you!

-Julie
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Carnissa
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   Posted 11/18/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
i find that i get a tinny sound in my ear.. but i get fluid behind the ears quite a bit... i can be standing 5ft from people and not really hear them... went to an allergist and was told that sinusitis is a common symptom of fibro and can cause fluid build up behind the ears and can put pressure on the drum

i was beginning to wonder if i needed hearing aids but find that weather can affect it as well .. it fluctuates greatly
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