We recently received this testimonial from one of our patients– shared with her approval, of course!
“I just wanted to send an update and a thank you note to Dr. Garrett. About 2 months ago, I developed constant high pitched tinnitus, sudden low frequency hearing loss, fullness. etc in my ear. I was seen by several audiologists and ENT’s around Utah County who told me I likely had allergies or stress. I even had head a full head CT scan to rule out a tumor because of the brain fog and confusion I was feeling. It was negative and my symptoms continued. I was getting frustrated with not getting any answers, so I decided to come back in to Timpanogos Hearing & Balance a few weeks ago to get my hearing retested and see if there were any changes. When I came in, I filled out the form and wrote down as many symptoms as I could think of at the time, including one that had been bothering me a lot lately – hearing my eyes moving. Dr. Garrett saw that symptom and seemed to immediately suspect a certain condition, SSCD (superior semi-circular canal dehescience), something I had never even heard of. I was referred to an ENT who did a CT scan on the temporal bone and saw the dehescience on the scan. I finally knew for sure that’s what it was. I wasn’t going crazy (and I didn’t have allergies)! And the best news of all, it is fixable. I have since been referred to Dr. Shelton in SLC for further testing and future surgery. I’m writing this to thank Dr. Garrett for being on top of it and actually listening to me. Most of the other audiologists and ENT’s I saw immediately dismissed my symptoms as normal allergies or stress. Because of him, I can work towards getting my life back!” From Julia Timothy
Way to Go Dr. Garrett!