Reply To: Numbness in ear and hearing loss

April 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The exact same thing happened to me in 2010. I ended up seeing 4 different ENT’s none of which had any satisfactory answers. They all said they think I had some variant of Meniere’s disease. I ended up seeing a neuropthamologist (sp?) who came up with the most astute observation: It would be extremely unlikely for an otherwise healthy male to come down with 2 rare autoimmune diseases. So net / net they think it’s related somehow to CIDP but some of the most educated doctors in the world can’t link it or prove it.

I ended up buying hearing aids last year. Wasn’t the best option but I was screwing up at work because I couldn’t hear. Fast forward to this year: I went on a fresh vegetable juice only diet for 20 days and regained about 50% of my hearing. Again, the doctors can’t point a finger at anything but it seems changing my diet from beer and nachos to fresh vegetable juice and then to 90% fruits and vegetables did something positive.