Hi. On Sat 2/2/13 I was at a bar w/ a band, and was trapped for a short time beside the speaker. I tried shielding my right ear, and turned my left one away. When I left I had ringing in the ear, which I have had before, but it normally goes away after a while. The following day eventually the ringing did go away, but I was left w/ a clogged/full feeling in my right ear, and a muffled sound. I went to an ENT Wed 2/6 and was given oral prednisone for 12 days. He believed I had high frequency hearing loss. On the 2nd day of the drugs, ringing began again in my right ear, and has not stopped. I made an appointment for a 2nd opinion on 2/11. Additional testing was performed and did show from the OAE testing that I have damaged hair cells in my ear, thus probable high frequency hearing loss b/c my scores through 8000 Hz are normal. But, alas the fullness/muffled feeling and the ringing are still present. He suggested that I could either complete the oral steroids or try a steroidal injection directly into my ear. I honestly dont know if that is to possibly help w/ the hearing loss or the ringing in the ear. The info came so fast. He said that the best time to have the injection is within 2 weeks of the injury. My time is running out. I asked if it would be a good idea to try to complete the oral meds first, then go for the injection. He said sure. Anyone had this experience? Is there a definate 2 week window? Will an injection possibly end the ringing in the ears and/or the clogged feeling?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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