Several weeks ago my wife noted an uncomfortable pressure in her ear. A few days later, she was diagnosed with an acute condition called idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss. She had lost significant hearing in one ear. In the same week, she began a series of injections of cortisone into her middle ear—trust me, they were not a day at the beach. Several weeks earlier, we were lying on a beach in Greece soaking up the sun—but today we are worried that she will have a permanent hearing impairment.
Life can change on a dime.
One moment we are happy, carefree, and comfortable.... Read More