Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hearing Problems and MS

When one experiences prolonged exposure to sounds greater than 85 decibels, the tiny hairs in the ear which help transmit sound can become permanently damaged.  So I have had a good excuse for any “what did you say?” moments.

But I’ve noticed something which has changed since I developed MS.  I can’t hear well although I have extraordinary hearing.  Doesn’t make sense, I know, but it’s true.

Let me describe what it feels like.  Sound waves traveling through the air that reach my ears first are the sounds which I hear most prominently.  If the TV is on and you want to talk to me, then you’ve got to talk more directly to me and much more loudly than the TV so that your voice reaches my ears first.
Read this post in its entirety:
Turn it Down Please: Hearing Loss and MS

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