Oh yeah Punchy I have to listen (albeit with one ear
) to that cr*p about it being "so rare....." too. I got a second opinion from the best ear guy in the country and he confirmed it was sensorineural hearing loss due to MS. But I am left feeling the neuros don't believe it, quite....they always leave it out when calculating my EDSS. My Gran, her sister my Great Aunt and their mother, my great great grandmother were all deaf in their right ears. So maybe their is an inherited weakness there too
I was paralysed down my right side 10 years ago and my hearing went in 10 seconds flat. Gone. During the biggest relapse I've ever had, so I can't think it's anything other than MS.
I do know of one other person (through a mutual friend) who lost her hearing totally in one ear during an MS relapse but 6 months later it came back.