So just to silence the skeptic in me, I hope you don't mind if play devil's advocate for a second and ask you: Can you be reasonably sure that the treatment you received from Dr Wilden was responsible for your improvement? Or could you have just been getting better anyway?
Funnily enough, that's something I've also thought about over the years. By the time I arrived in Germany, I had naively been blasting my ears for months to compensate for the hearing loss in my left ear. One of the first things Dr Wilden told me to do was to wear earplugs everywhere during treatment, to give my ear a chance to start recovering.
So yes, I would have to say that the possibility that I was "just getting better anyway" was a factor. However, I could feel that my ears were definitely reacting to the laser, especially during the second week of treatment. I could feel my eardrums pulsating and I could hear 'chirping' sounds, which Dr Wilden said was a great sign that my ears were responding to the laser.
Also, I'm wondering if the good effects were maintained afterwards, or if you had to go back for further treatment. Many thanks! :)
When I returned home, my hearing felt completely normal, as if nothing had ever happened. And the effects were indeed maintained afterwards.
Another thing I would add is that I was receiving monthly hospital audiograms, as my progress was still being monitored monthly by an ENT consultant. When I returned from Germany, I had a hospital appointment three days later, and the audiologist was astonished at the result of my audiogram. She said "you HAVE to talk to the consultant about this", so I did, and the consultant's reaction to my story of laser treatment was simply "oh, I see". He had no interest in finding out more about laser treatment, but at least he was happy for me...
Hope this helps!