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Old 09-05-2016, 07:45 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Potstickers View Post
Give Costco some credit that they didn't just recommend a hearing aid. Figuring out if there might be accompanying medical issues is a good idea.
Correct and a good call. This thread will be silent from me for a while as I am attempting to get historical medical records and visit the VA.

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Old 09-08-2016, 10:43 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by aja8888 View Post
I decided to take advantage of the COSTCO audiometric test that they have available to members for free. I took the test this week and related to the tester that I have constant ringing in my ears (long time now) and seem to have some noticeable, but slight, hearing loss in my right ear. Otherwise, everything else appears to be normal.

The test results were surprising and I appear to have asymmetrical hearing loss, primarily in my right ear. Also, that ear has a hard time recognizing certain letters of the alphabet.

The tester provided me with a recommendation to see a specialist to evaluate what would be the cause of all of this. There was no mention of a hearing aid remedy or any other tests that COSTCO could administer.

Needless to say, I was a bit taken back by the recommendation as I had no idea that I should need any other diagnosis and would probably be a candidate for a hearing aid(s).

Doing a bit of research, I see that it is possible that I could have Meniere's Disease, although I don't have all the major symptoms that would be associated with it (no vertigo problems ever), but I do have some of them.

I guess what's next is to see a specialist and see what is going on. My reason for posting this is to see if anyone here has had the same or similar issues with asymmetrical hearing loss and what might be some expected treatments or resolution.
My story is similar. Ringing in ears led me to have a hearing test. Results showed asymmetrical SNHL. One issue can be a tumor on the nerve causing loss in one ear only. I had a CAT scan or MRI (big machine that bangs a lot). Turned out no tumor. I am just learning to live with the ringing and hearing loss.

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