I woke up one morning a few days ago with diminished hearing in one ear and a sort of "wind blowing" sound. I thought it might be an ear infection but it didn't get better so I went to the doctor today and she sent me to an ENT doctor right away. They did some tests and this is the diagnosis. I have moderate hearing loss (in the low ranges) in one ear and they put me on steroids and a diuretic. I go for an MRI in a month. My hearing is definitely diminished in that ear. From my reading it seems like the steroids sometimes work and sometimes don't and the hearing loss can be permanent. As you can imagine I was really surprised...and upset. Anyone else dealt with this?