24 November 2014

2014 Hearing Review

We brought Vera for her ENT appointment today.
The ENT doctor looked down her ear canals and remarked that lots of wax build up has occurred.
He believes that there is also fluid buildup in her inner ear. This can occur when the tube draining it is not functioning properly. Even if the fluid is surgically drained out, he suspects it will keep recurring. 
The two above reasons could affect the level of hearing in her good ear. We noticed that lately she has been digging her ears with her pointer finger, as if to clear some blockage.
The doc has ordered an ABR test in 2 weeks' time. Vera will have to be sedated with Chloral Hydrate for this test to be done. It will give us a definite answer as to what is happening in her good ear.
Our aim now is to preserve whatever hearing is in her good ear.