so i am 20 and when i was 18 i lost all hearing from my left ear. it happened suddenly i.e. i woke up one morning with extreme vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. after going to the eye and ear and having many tests they decided that basically they have no idea what caused this.
since then the vertigo has gone away and i am left with constant tinnitus and hearing loss. i was wondering if anyone else is in the same boat. all this has hugely made me loose confidence as i find it really difficult to hear in pubs/nightclubs and i have to choose where i sit in social situations based on my hearing.
i don't have a hearing aid, although i was told i would be entitled to one. i suppose being in 6th year and coming up to exams and starting college made me too afraid to get one.
i am worried about the future, as i said i am only 20, but if i only have 50% hearing now, will i loose the rest as well. it scares me as they have no idea where this all came from.
sorry for the rant