Sudden deafness can make day-to-day activities difficult. Helen knew something was wrong as soon as she woke up. The world was suddenly mono instead of stereo: she couldn’t hear out of her right ear. She hadn’t had a cold or been unwell, so at first she brushed it off as nothing. But overnight, ordinary events — conversations with friends, the open plan office at work — became distressing. "It was frightening. I went out with my husband … we went out for dinner. It was just dreadful. The sound was bouncing off the walls, making me feel ill, making me dizzy," she said. And when it hadn’t gone away by the next morning, Helen’s concerns grew. "I thought I’d just pop along to the GP and see if they could say what it is or tell me I’ve got nothing to worry about," she said. Unfortunately, she did have […]