I was driving to work on October 14, 2015 and I heard what I though was an accident - a very LOUD boom. Later that afternoon, I noticed my ears were still ringing and my left ear felt full (like I just got off an airplane). I tried using a nasal spray for 2 days. Nothing. Went to general practice doctor on October 17, 2015 and was told I had fluid in my Eustachian tube, prescribed Nasonex and told to take Sudafed; if not better in a few days to follow up with an ENT. Later that night I lost all hearing in my left ear. First thing Monday morning, October 19, 2015, I made an appt with ENT as my sense of balance was so off and all the while I have a non-weight bearing cast on my left foot (broken 5th metatarsal bone) making things especially difficult. I just figured I'd have the ear drained and be done with it. That's when the ENT said I have Sudden Sensory Hearing Loss. 100% deaf in my left ear. I had my first prednisone injection in my inner ear and started on 60 mg oral prednisone for 10 days and then step down every 3 days for the next 10 days (6/3/2/1). After my second injection on October 26, 2015, I could actually hear words - faint words, but words. I had my 3rd and final injection on November 2, 2015. I am just today finishing up my last prednisone pill. So I have been optimistic as my hearing seems to be coming back, even though the ringing is constant and does not subside I have just adjusted to it. However....today I feel again as if my head is full and my hearing is squawky/tinny. Has anyone experienced a set back like this? Thanks for reading and for all the other posts. I feel like no one around me understands what I'm going through...how devastating this is.