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71 year old with medical issues should I get ear tubes

I am 71. Have malignant hypertension that spikes to dangerous levels. I'm on heavy duty hypertension medication, one known to cause hearing loss and edema.  Since going on these meds when I talk my voice sounds muffled to me.  My hearing is also somewhat diminished. I thought perhaps from fluid retention (edema) from blood pressure meds...I went to ENT who wants to insert tubes. He says I have unknown hearing loss besides normal aging. Tubes never occurred to me.  I assumed medication, or just getting hearing aids would be the answer. After reading about potential complications I am concerned about tubes making my health worse.  I will appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!
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I would not get them if I were you,I am 75 when I had my tubes put in and they have been trouble every since,I am having them remove Sept.7 and hope that my hearing will go back to the way my hearing was before,  i did wear hearing aids and have since 2011
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I agree with Susie.  I’m 46 and had ear tubes put in my right ear and have had terrible problems.  Nothing improved and I’m miserable.
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I just got my ear tubes removed on the 7th,so far, happy that they are out, the ear tubes did leave holes in my ear drums,but ENT cover them with  thin patches,which will help with healing of the holes to close. Will do a follow up in 2 weeks,I seems to already hear a little better,small things like the hum of my fan,water running,even my car turn lights,
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Also,try hearing aids,I think that would really help you,that was the only thing that kept me from going crazy during the time I had the ear tubes.
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