Sunday, 14 August 2022


I went to Specsavers originally as I wanted my hearing aids to have Bluetooth and RBH audiology wouldn't provide me with Bluetooth as I was past working age.

The Royal Berks audiologist diagnosed my vestibular schwanoma but he was overruled by a senior audiologist who claimed (without examining me) that I had blocked eustachian tubes, because they don't diagnose  vestibular schwanoma in patients over 60 years of age.

My Dr has tried to make me an appointment with audiology but has been unsuccessful. So I'm stuck with what I've got.

I am also going blind, so I plod on with what I've got and try to make the best of things.


Anne Brew said...

Sorry to hear that.
I guess medical diagnosis and followup provision really is the luck of the draw - I was fortunate.
Take care.

My Piece of Earth said...

Sounds like some of the medical tests here, such as, no mammograms if you are over 75 years, I guess "they" who ever "they: are, I suspect male Dr's. know you could die from other issues, so don't care about women getting breast cancer. Same thing goes for a lot of other tests that could prevent serious health issues amongst elderly folk.
The health care systems really do not help the elderly, so we just have to plod along and hope no serious illness or issues affect us.
Thank goodness I am healthy, as far as I know.

Lyssa Medana said...

There seems to be a real issue of aging out of treatment. I've seen it in my own relatives, and I am seeing it now in one of DH's relatives. Sending all good vibes (and scritches for Beano)

Unknown said...

Jo Jo
I have an acoustic neuroma, I also suffer from vertigo. I was diagnosed 6 years ago. Only follow up has been an annual MRI. I am 80 , so they are probably hoping I’ll die before they have to do anything

Rambler said...

I find it absolutely shocking that you have been 'palmed off' with no hope of help with either your hearing or sight. Stupid, heartless excuses for such treatment - or lack of treatment.
Words fail me! I would be looking for different doctors' opinions because there has to be something that can be done to help you. How dare they condemn you to a future of blindness and deafness?

Margaret Butterworth said...

I have heard that Long Covid is not being taken seriously in some places because it is predominantly a female problem. Can this be true?

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