¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 12/02/2018 I first tried my new, inexpensive hearing aides, purchased from Amazon. I used only the right ear. I was able to seat it in my ear and adjust volume to hear tv without blasting. However, bringing my hands to my ear or even turning my head to the right caused a loud squeal. To work, the earpiece had to seal in my ear. The next day I tried it at dinner in the cafeteria, where it amplified the room conversation intolerably, without adequate amplification of voices at my table. Should work in movies and when walking.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 ENT exam revealed the hearing aides had softened and blasted my ear wax onto my ear drums, resulting in my deafness. Scraping off the wax returned my hearing to before, “poor”.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 12/04/2018 I decided to test the hearing aides again, as before, with right ear. Started with low (1) and moved it up to loud (4) (not uncomfortable loud), and back to (2). Listening to TV. I then tried using the same aide on my left ear (just rotate parts). This didn’t seem to fit in my left ear, as on right; I had to push hard to seal in ear. Also, my arm/hand coordination was poor working with left ear hearing aides. No sound, and raising the volume (1) to (4), no sound. However, removing the aide I experienced almost no sound from room in my left ear. I was like hearing blocked due to pressure when driving to higher altitudes. My left ear remains almost deaf; cell phone playing music heard slightly when placed near left ear.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 My right ear hearing has also changed. Immediately after my failed “experiment” with my left ear, I noticed radically different hearing from, my right ear – without aides. For an hour I would seem to hear brief computer sounds deep within my right ear. I was somehow detecting weak sounds from my computer (signaling emails arriving), as if in my ear. Really weird. Then this ceased and I could hear better with my right ear.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Today, 12/05/2018 my hearing has not changed, nor have I used the aides. My left ear is almost deaf. My right ear hears at a moderate volume, but flat (no high frequencies?) and seeming inside my ear, with a different quality. At the cafeteria, without aides this morning, I was disturbed by the many voices in the room, but had to strain to hear the persons at my table.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 I tried using my new headset (for speech2text): the sound is “flat” in my right, and nothing in my left. When attempting phone calls I must set for speaker phone and hold it close to my right ear.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 I have an appointment with Tucson ENT on Dec.27. This appt should include scoping my swallowing system . I will seek help about this hearing issue, at that appointment with their audiologist.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Another today, just after midnight, 12/10/2018. My hearing remains the same as described above. Except, my right ear hearing seems slightly worse after using the hearing aide at movie.