I have to update!
I am on day five of steroids and my hearing has improved!
It is very interesting.
When you check the hearing you consider two factors...
The pitch of the sound (frequency--measured in Herz)
Then, the sound level that the person can hear at any given
frequency--the dB-or decibel level.
So when my hearing was out last week--I was fine until 2000 hz.
At that frequency I could not hear until the sound level was at 45 dB.
Now my threshold--the lowest sound you need to really be able to hear--
is back at 20--for that frequency.
Now, at 4,000 hz it was terrible--my old threshold was at 65 dB
Now, it is down to 40.
I am thinking this is good.
I noticed after one day of steroids that my ear felt less...
I am not sure--it just felt different.
Then I began to notice that when it was ringing--
it was ringing at a lower frequency.
So there...I have six days of steroids left...
Then an MRI--I am thinking they still want to double
check and make sure there is nothing weird
on my auditory nerve or in my cochlea! :)