October 28th, 2006 03:51 PM #1Junior Member
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Can't Hear - It's been 27 years
When I was 10 years old, I swam underwater a lot in a swimming pool. I developed a painful earache. Unfortunately my parents believed it would go away with warm compresses. It did not and a few days later I lost hearing in my left ear.
My parents brought me to my allergist first?? and then to an audiologist. All I remember is someone saying that my auditory nerve was probably damaged.
It has been 27 years, does anyone know of anything more I could do now? Any technology that could help. It is very difficult in crowded situations with a lot of background noise to follow conversations.
April 19th, 2010 07:32 PM #2tmijs789 Guest
Re: Can't Hear - It's been 27 years
If you google "auditory nerve implant" you'll get a host of returns on the subject outlined above. This technology could eventually return most of your hearing.
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