• 1 month ago

    Possible Hearing Loss

    I have an appointment with an ENT next week and I'm scared. I've had tinnitus ever since I was a little kid. As I've gotten older I've found that sometimes I hear people talking but it takes a moment to register what they said or sometimes I can't make it out at all or hear something different. I have to have the volume turned up on everything. I talk loud too. Lately my ears have started this scary new thing where there's a popping sound followed by a really loud ringing. It eventually stops but when it happens I can hardly hear anything. It's like being underwater. I took an online hearing test out of curiosity. I know I need to take the results with a grain of salt but they came back saying I had moderate hearing loss. I kept clicking buttons knowing a sound was playing but hearing nothing. It was so scary. I have no idea what is going to happen at my appointment. I am getting a hearing test and then meeting with the doctor. I just have a feeling it will be bad news.