On 10/1/12 I had a firework thrown at me as a joke (horrible joke by the way) and it ended up exploding next to my ear. It caused my eardrum to rupture and hearing loss. Due to the rupture my ear was bleeding for about a week with some type of fluid as well. I went to the ER and the doc told me my eardrum was ruptured (um obvious)...i also followed up with an ENT doc last week and both doctors were unable to tell me anything. The ENT told me it was too soon to be able to tell if I will be able to hear again completely from my left ear. He gave me some drops to put in my ear as I have followed precisely.
My concern is WILL I GET MY HEARING BACK. At this point I hear a ringing noise as i have since it happened. I can also hear about 15-20% (i think). I had my girlfriend talk to me in my ear and i am able to hear her clearly but as she gets further i lose my hearing ability. I no longer have any blood or fluid drainage. I have occasionally heard popping noises in my ear the past couple of days. No pain whatsoever. I have read on many websites that I will get my hearing back but as many people with this problem start getting nervous.
Im just curious to know how long i should expect to wait before i can hear again?
My doctors seem to rush me out and dont give me a chance to ask many questions...maybe i should change docs....View Thread
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