I hope you’re all okay. I need advice please. Hearing sensitivity isn’t a new thing, where every sound is magnified and extra loud. This usually happens in both ears and only for a day or two. I’ve now had this for over two weeks. It’s only in my left ear but all sounds are REALLY loud, distorted and accompanied by a whistling sensation. I can’t tell you how distressing it is. The fridge, freezer, tumble drier, washing machine etc are driving me insane, and I can’t cope with voices, the tv or radio. The ringing phone or dog barking can bring me close to tears.
I went to the GP yesterday and nearly fell off my chair when she hit the tuning fork. She checked my ears and can’t see anything, so thinks it’s probably neurological. Normally I put headphones on and listen to a book as I can set the volume low and just hear one voice which is calming. Obviously that’s not going to work now. I’m wearing ear plugs in my left ear and can’t leave the house but I can’t do that long term…
Does anyone have any suggestions or have you experienced anything like this lasting so long? I’m supposed to spend this weekend in a barn helping with a live nativity, so lots of people and animals in a huge echoing space. Can you imagine anything worse when your ears are sensitive?