I am a migraine sufferer as of this year, and believe that I suffer from a combination of basilar and vestibular migraines, yet those experiences may fall under a particular disease themselves.
Anyway, I have symptoms typical of both types of migraines, but what I don’t understand is why I am experiencing ‘slowly’ progressive bilateral or unilateral hearing loss, especially in my early 20’s.
I get small sudden losses in my hearing (~1-2%) from many triggers (loud but non-dangerous noise, physical exertion, cold weather, panic attacks/intense anxiety,foods?, sleeping position,etc.). These happen every couple of weeks and the hearing does not usually recover. My very high frequency end, 6khz, and very low frequencies are affected most frequently.
These hearing losses are often shortly followed by migraine aura symptoms (tingling in hands/feet for or more visual snow for me) and then by light headednesss, lack of balance, vertigo, and a pressure headache (head is blowing up like a balloon). The hearing loss could be an aura itself, but as I said it is often permanent or only minimally recovers.
I feel as if this is completely unheard of in migraine, but it is happening to me and I do not see how anything else would be causing this symptom (the loud noises are not loud enough to hurt me instantly by a long shot, for example).
Does anyone else here experience this permanent symptom from basilar or other migraines? Do medications help slow this process down?
I am desperate for answers…I would really rather not be wearing hearing aids by years end at my age.