I came across an interesting website for an organization called VEDA (VEstibular Disorder Association). I found this list of possible symptoms that is very interesting.
Image copied from “vestibular system.” Online Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 23 Jan. 2008
Here is an explanation of the Vestibular system.
I did not initially place all these symptoms into the same category (i.e. having to do with my hearing), but maybe I should have??? I exctracted the whole list and will excempt (a strikethrough line) those not experienced by me. If commented, the comment has been marked like this.
This list was a revelation to me… It all fits, kind of… Seems it connects to the wiring of the vestibulo-cochlear nerve: the nerve that carries information from the inner ear to the brain. Also called the eighth cranial nerve, auditory nerve, or acoustic nerve. If the “recruitment”-theory in my previous article holds water, the information about these symptoms could also have some bearing on the subject of my condition.
Trouble focusing or tracking objects with the eyes; objects or words on a page seem to jump, bounce, float, or blur or may appear doubled
- Discomfort from busy visual environments such as traffic, crowds, stores, and patterns.
- Sensitivity to light, glare, and moving or flickering lights; fluorescent lights may be especially troublesome Very much so!
Tendency to focus on nearby objects; increased discomfort when focusing at a distance
- Increased night blindness; difficulty walking in the dark Yes, have to find walls or points of support in order to be able to move, get a complete feeling of immediate disorientation
Poor depth perception
- Hearing loss; distorted or fluctuating hearing Well, that’s not exactly news…
- Tinnitus (ringing, roaring, buzzing, whooshing, or other noises in the ear) Very much so!
- Sensitivity to loud noises or environments Especially high pitch like childrens voices
- Sudden loud sounds may increase symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, or imbalance Yes!