Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Turning a deaf ear

I went to a new ENT yesterday, Dr. Jacobs (760) 724-8749 in case anyone's looking for a congenial doc with a sense of humor and a good "bedside" manner . He laughed when he saw my medical history and quipped that I knew all the ENT's in North County. I think he's right. My HMO keeps me moving around.

After my MRI was reviewed by a number of people, the consensus is that my tumor is stable. Whew. The differences in size observed were due to variances in measuring techniques used by radiologists/neurosurgeons.

I had a final hearing test yesterday to confirm that the irradiated ear is totally deaf...stone deaf, as the saying goes. Here's how the results look.

If you were designing such a form wouldn't you put the left ear results on the left side and the right ear results on the right side? CNT means can not test. They seem to avoid the use of the word "deaf" for some reason. My right ear, now doing double duty, is pretty damn good if I do say so myself.

A non-hearing ear can be useful when you're trying to sleep in a noisy hotel room. That's about the only good thing about it.


  1. You could come over and not hear me play guitar...

  2. That's the most realistic invitation I've had in a long time.
    Actually I make a decent audience..everything gsts applause.

  3. Sounds like pretty good news, comparatively speaking.

  4. Yes it is good news. Note the phone number of the ENT just in case.