Joined: 6/1/2011 Posts: 5 My doctor says I am part of the 2% that get the hemi facial spasms after the cyberknife. Often SSHL can occur within a few hours, several minutes or even instantaneously. She referred me to an ENT. Then in October I developed a slight ringing in my right ear. I do not have an ear infection, as I did go to an ENT and he did a hearing test and checked my ears, etc.. Tenna, Sorry to hear you’re getting the “anxiety/depression causes everything” runaround. There are a number of strategies that can help that process along, but at this point since you have already seen an ENT, the best thing to do in my opinion would be to simply give things a bit more time.
She said that if I suffered from hyperacusis 3 years ago and it eventually went away/faded I can hope that this will improve once again but… Can Sicca/Sjogrens affect hearing? I don’t tolerate IVs well and JH being a teaching hospital I always get the tech who is training while I writhe in agony. If you do the exercises for BPPV it will not hurt you if you have VN, just make sure you don’t fall down or fall over, because they do tend to make you more unstable for a few seconds. Thanks, Laura. With 2 kids in grad school and the need to take action now, I opted for the CK procedure. I sleep well and enjoy life, tinnitus is not a major issue in my life at all.
It is usually mild. Once TTTS has become established, the range of sounds that elicit this involuntary response may increase to include everyday sounds, leading to the development and escalation of hyperacusis and phonophobia. These do quiet it down a bit. Cranial neuropathies occur frequently in primary Sjogrens. I have gone to Chinese tcm, taken medicine. A MRI is indicated to rule out a serious condition, acoustic neuroma, which can be treated surgically. Ringing in the ear (tinnitis) goes along with this.
After your MRI, discuss the relationship of hearing loss with your ENT and make sure they are aware of (or can research) the association of hearing loss and Sjs.