Thank you Vicki! Colin (and Vicki and June–), I do share your frustration and anger. If I had only listened to my neurotologist in New York City and not had access to any other information, I would have thought that all he really could do for me were give me a pitying look and confirm I will eventually be deaf. Seriously. For now I am trying to figure out how I can move forward. As I have mentioned, we have recently moved to a new country and I did find an English-speaking ENT. I do speak the language here, but given all the nuances of the experience and the specialized vocabulary involved it is basically a necessity to have an English-speaking doctor. And I am sure there are any number of others here who speak English, but it feels rather futile to keep trying new ones only to hope that they will subscribe to this line of thinking. I highly doubt Dr. Gacek really wants physicians from all over the world calling him to have him explain or defend his approach to treating MM. Any ideas for how to proceed?? Right now I feel like my best option is to try to persuade this ENT to let me try an antiviral. I normally prefer to medicate less whenever possible, but at this point I feel like it would be silly to take this option off the table, especially when loss of hearing involved!