Hearing loss-Mucous build up

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Hearing loss-Mucous build up

by pcn17 on Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:00 AM

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Good Day Friends!

Anyone experienced some form of loss of hearing due to the mucous probably stuck inner ear?

I have been having/feeling the mucous stick, unstick up against the inner ear for quite some time now, 2 years.   Yesterday, it just seemed not to move anymore and I am unable to hear good out of the right ear. 

I've been rinsing my sinus with warm salt water, using the transderm patch which has helped keep it thinner and Musinex.  Sometimes I hold my nose and blow out, I hear it squeaking and moving in there.  I'm a frustrated now because of the loss of hearing.

I went to my ENT who ran all hearing test just to show some loss.  Is there any way to suction it out?  Would ear tubes help?  When I really blow my nose, or try to cough it up, it hurts my left side of the neck where the cancer was in tonsil, 11 lymph nodes removed, then it hurts the PEG site which was removed over a year ago, I'm sure it's the scar tissue, but it starts hurting.

Any suggestions would be great!

God Bless, Patricia

 

RE: Hearing loss-Mucous build up

by nic70 on Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 6/29/2008 pcn17 wrote:

Good Day Friends!

Anyone experienced some form of loss of hearing due to the mucous probably stuck inner ear?

I have been having/feeling the mucous stick, unstick up against the inner ear for quite some time now, 2 years.   Yesterday, it just seemed not to move anymore and I am unable to hear good out of the right ear. 

I've been rinsing my sinus with warm salt water, using the transderm patch which has helped keep it thinner and Musinex.  Sometimes I hold my nose and blow out, I hear it squeaking and moving in there.  I'm a frustrated now because of the loss of hearing.

I went to my ENT who ran all hearing test just to show some loss.  Is there any way to suction it out?  Would ear tubes help?  When I really blow my nose, or try to cough it up, it hurts my left side of the neck where the cancer was in tonsil, 11 lymph nodes removed, then it hurts the PEG site which was removed over a year ago, I'm sure it's the scar tissue, but it starts hurting.

Any suggestions would be great!

God Bless, Patricia

 


Get tubes!  It is an out patient proceedure and completely painless.  I have the same problem as the tumor in my nasalpharynx is covering the eustacian tube so all the mucus can't go anywhere.  The tube allows the gunk to come out.  It can be gross though, as sometimes the drainage has a pretty nasty smell to it, but overall it helps with the hearing.

RE: Hearing loss-Mucous build up

by pcn17 on Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:00 AM

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I am assuming the mucous is like mine, all sticky, green, and stuff.  Won't the stuff stick to the tubes?  How do they put them in?  How does the drainage get drained?  Can you hear now?  Is it permanent? 

Thank so much for answering, I was getting worried a lot.

Patricia

 

RE: Hearing loss-Mucous build up

by GlendaNT on Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:00 AM

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In November I had surgery (left side) for acinic cell carcinoma of the paratoid gland.  It was removed and I had 30 rads treatment, after which I experienced severe hearing loss.  My case doctor felt it was fluid build-up behind the ear drum and had me return to my ENT (surgeon) to have tubes inserted.  That was about 5 weeks ago.  I have noticed a slight change, but not much.  At least it has alleviated the pain.  I am told that my hearing should return in about 6 months.  I agree with you that it is extremely frustrating.  I hope you get some relief soon and that your problem will soon be corrected.

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by pcn17 on Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:00 AM

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Thank you Glenda.  I am going to the ENT tomorrow.  Tubes might be a try.  I actually have been experiencing this stuff 6 months ago.  They sent me to have hearing test to this same right ear, to tell me yeah, you do have hearing loss in the right ear.  It is worse now, and I know it must be mucous stuck from the way it comes out.  I make all these coughing, snorting noises to blow my nose, rise with salt water through the sinus and I hear it crackling in there.  I'll see what they say tomorrow and thank you for letting me know how this affects others such as yourself.!

Patricia

 

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by GlendaNT on Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 7/6/2008 pcn17 wrote:

Thank you Glenda.  I am going to the ENT tomorrow.  Tubes might be a try.  I actually have been experiencing this stuff 6 months ago.  They sent me to have hearing test to this same right ear, to tell me yeah, you do have hearing loss in the right ear.  It is worse now, and I know it must be mucous stuck from the way it comes out.  I make all these coughing, snorting noises to blow my nose, rise with salt water through the sinus and I hear it crackling in there.  I'll see what they say tomorrow and thank you for letting me know how this affects others such as yourself.!

Patricia

 


Patricia, hope your appointment with the ENT goes well.  Let us know if you get some relief.  It really helps to have people we can talk to that are experiencing what we are going through.

 Glenda

RE: Hearing loss-Mucous build up

by pcn17 on Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:00 AM

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Good day to you!

Went to the ENT to check out my ear.  He said he would like to try some sprays before the tube procedure.  Said tubes get easily infected, have a terrible smell sometimes.

he gave me Nasocort, Aestlin spray, and a Moisture Gell Spray to help.  Also a Sinus rinse to do twice a day and Musinex 3 x day.  The spray has a little steriod in it and the antihistamine should help.  said something in the inner ear area (forgot the name) is swollen, then the mucousI also have the Transderm (motion sickness) patch that I wear. the mucous sticking is causing me not to hear well.   Since I am extremely dry, it sticks and won't drain like normal people with drainage.  I have noticed a differance in one day, which has made me happy.  I don't care for all this dryness, but for now I'll see what happens.  I go back for a follow up on this in 3 months.

I had originally been taking Musinex 3 times a day, and noticed I started slowing it down until I just stopped.  Happened when I put the patch on, but I think I need to keep it all going so it does not stick and affect it this way.

It bothers me that I am putting all this stuff in my body and wonder how my liver or kidneys will hold up, for now I am grateful to be here.  I want to soon try and get off all the stuff I am on and go on from there.  It takes time, but it will work.

Thanks all for your support and sharing what you are going through as well.  This site is wonderful and God is good.  He puts us her for a reason and this is a great group of loving, beautiful friends through e-mail.

 Lots of Warm Hugs and Love

Patricia

 

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