Thanks Sherrine, I was hoping YOU would respond. I remembered that you had some hearing problems.
LOL.. maybe I DON'T chose to hear SOMETHINGS. I wondered if some other fibromites might have some comprehension problems.
Interesting, both Sherrine and Lisa!!
Sherrine, I looked up sensorineural hearing loss, very interesting, sounds like I might be a candidate for that!!! GREAT another thing on my list!! I'm not sure how to go about getting tested, should I talk to my doctor about it and get a referral or can I just set up an appt with an audiologist??
Lisa... did they call it sensorineural hearing loss?? That's what it sounded like when I looked it up.
Thanks for your input!!
LOL...Painintheneck.. have I ever told you you have a great name!! It cracks me up!!
I attributed alot of this to fog too.. but now I'm not so sure. Maybe it is maybe not. I can't help but wonder if all the loud stuff I've had to deal with over the years has had something to do with it.
And boy oh boy do I know about the write it down, why bother, I'd only lose it!!!
Take it easy!!
I have some noise-induced hearing loss. So I know what that is. But I also think I'm having a problem at times with the cognitive part of hearing. When I was having a bad Herx reaction - I could "hear" OK, but I couldn't follow a conversation. I think it was due to a very slowed down thinking time.
I now have times when I can't multi-task. If I get interrupted, I can't always figure out exactly where I was on the first task. That's the main reason I'm still not driving. My thinking times are so slow i can't process several things going on at once. At least there are times when it gets a lot better.
I keep telling B that it is not "selective hearing". I just need to give it my full attention if she starts talking while I'm doing something else.
Oh man, do I know what you're talking about Rich!!! I think my cognitive problems were worse when I had Lyme.. but I still have days (I'm sure its fibro fog now), that I can't even handle ONE thought, let alone 3 others. I agree that I could be that my brain is processing things too slowly and that's why I have a problem with more than one conversation than one. (another problem that started with Lyme and continues to this day/maybe fibro fog/maybe leftovers from Lyme.. I don't know?!?!)
Good question, Patti! I have been having problems w/ my ears forever. I mentioned some of the problems I've had on here previously, but due to other things going on I held off mentioning it to my pcp, till last Monday. I make up a list of things, meds, allergies, problems, etc that I want to discuss w/ dr for each visit. I start the list the day I come back from last visit and revise as the wks go by.
Anyway, I told her about the whistling noise I get in my ear, the feeling of air packing in my ears, most times my R. but sometimes, both. And sometimes, I lose hearing on one side of my head, R. I feel pressure change and I only hear out of my left ear. She gave me an antibiotic, ear drops and gave me the name of an ENT. I don't believe I have need of an antibiotic, but I'm trying that. I hate ear drops, but I tried that two nights, the 2nd night I had such a problem w/ dizziness and nausea - as if I don't have enough fun w/ that most days. I could feel the 'unevenness' in my head as I got up to use the bath @ 1:30am, and again at 4am, and even at 6am.
I have a hard time hearing things sometimes. The motor of my fridge is so loud to me, I can't hear what someone is saying in another room. I have to turn off the radio to answer the phone and it is still hard to hear whoever is calling. I know my GGma and her son, (GF) and my DM all have/had hearing loss, my GGma was deaf @ 33, and read lips, my GF was deaf very early and my DM has had the same stuff I have.
There are times, ppl will say something to me and it just doesn't register. Sometimes, I hear the wrong word, sometimes I hear just what they said and it still doesn't make sense to me. I can't stand loud noises, music or talking or other things. I get very 'wired' if things are 'too' much. I've got to leave, I can't deal w/ the overload.
I have my DM w/ me at this time and she can't be left alone, so I have to wait to make the ENT appt. She isn't able to get up out of a chair by herself. I really have a hard time lifting her, but I can't just leave her there. My children are very good helping when they are home, but due to their work schedules it is tough to co-ordinate a break. I had to take DM to her cardio the other day, what a thing that turned out to be, but we got her in and treated. She goes back next month.
I would also suggest you get your hearing checked, this way you know. Hopefully you get good news, but al least you will have an answer. Good Luck!
God bless. Alice.
Thanks for your input everyone. I will talk to the Dr. and get a referral.
I should write down some of the things I think people say to me.. they're so ridiculous, that I know I have to be hearing it wrong!! Some of them are really funny!! Like..when I thought my husband asked me if we needed to vacuum the driveway.. LOL, I looked at him like he was crazy -turned out whatever he said had nothing to do with vacuuming OR the driveway.
Alice, let us know what happens at your ENT appt, too. Sounds like you've got something serious going on there.
Take care and hope you have a painfree evening!!