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Ear Problems

Also known as Acoustic Neuroma, Deafness, Glue Ear, Hearing Disorders, Mastoiditis, Otitis Externa, Otitis Media

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  • Acoustic Neuroma

    Hello, I was hoping I could get some advice from patients who have opted for the Gamma Knife rather than surgery.  Were there any side effects?  Do you lose your balance nerve altogether? Does the AN grow back again?  The surgeon told me that it would be possible that after radiation there...

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  • Unblocking ear/eustachian tube

    I have had this problem over and over for years - always the right ear is worse or the only one. Have given up most dairy, have a good diet. Have taken lots of different antibiotics etc and nose sprays and none of it helps. Now the antibiotics I take also give me a bad stomach and headaches etc Feel...

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  • Dizziness, Headaches and now Tinnitus supposedly

    Hey Everyone, I hope someone out there can shed some light on the situation I'm in as I honestly am losing the will to live at this moment. In early August this year, I had severe dizziness in which I almost felt like I was going to collapse. Happened for no reason at all (I did bang my head 2...

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  • Pulsatile tinnitus, in the middle of tests and have a question

    I've had a pulsing sensation in my right ear for 2 or 3 years now. For some reason I never thought it to be a huge concern. About a month in a half ago I started having a constant high pitch ringing in the same ear so I decided it was time to see an ENT. When I told him about the pulsing sensation...

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  • Started with vertigo now ear pain/fullnessness help!

    I have an extremely uncomfortable ear condition and I can’t get relief. It started with vertigo and hearing sensitivity over a month ago. I went to the doctor and was given exercises and sent on my way. A week later the vertigo got worse and I went back to the doctor and he said I had a bulging ear drum...

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  • Vertigo

    Hi I have an acoustic neuroma. With it comes extreme dizziness tinnitus any ideas how to control it falling over is getting frigin painful

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  • Inner ear disorder?

    I have almost constant “on a boat” sensation. Sometimes it gets so bad I feel like I’m going to faint. I had a vestibular test done but I couldn’t complete the air/water pressure test. The doctor still said that I don’t have an inner ear disorder but every time I yawn or chew, I hear/feel some sort of...

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  • Hi there, I had my stapedectomy operation done in Decem...

    Hi there, I had my stapedectomy operation done in December 2006 and thought I'd share my experience with anyone who might be considering this operation and sprawling patient forums as I did. I was 60% deaf in my right ear and had early signs of otosclerosis in my left ear. I decided to go ahead...

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  • Black marks in ear

    I recently noticed that I have some black marks in my ear. I’m not sure what they are, they aren’t really painful unless I touch them with a Qtip. Any chance someone has an idea of what it could be?

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  • Cholesterol granuloma

    I've had ETD for 8 months now. Recently I had a CT scan as the doctor suspected my infection had spread to my mastoid. My mastoid was clear however a left petrous apex opacification showed up on my scan. According to my ENT I have fluid deep inside my inner ear behind my eye. I'm having an MRI...

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  • Ear Clogged after Sinus Infection

    Two weeks ago I had a bad cold with chills and a fever that turned into a sinus and ear infection. The day I decided to go to the doctor I was experiencing severe sinus pressure. I moved my head in an awkward downward facing position and I felt liquid go into my ear. I tried shaking my head but it only...

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  • It ain't Tinnitus

    About two weeks ago, I've heard semi-loud buzzing in my left ear. After a week and a half, the buzzing somewhat stopped, but I've started hearing distorted sounds. Everything was normal, but the background of every sound I'd hear (music, people, traffic etc.) was distorted - I'd hear...

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  • Ear won’t unblock

    Hi, so I think last week or something I put my headphones on and when I took em off I felt this blocked feeling so I thought it would go away in a couple of seconds but it didn’t so I put both my fingers on my nose and blew which usually works but that didn’t but 2 days or maybe more after, I was in...

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  • Otitis externa

    Hi Guys, I had my right ear syringed September last year and when she was syringing my ear it made a popping sound and ever since then i've suffered with earache in my right ear and deafness. I have been to see my GP today who told me that I have Otitis Externa prescribed me flucloxacilin for a...

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  • is there a way to train my ear to hear better

    im 60% deaf in my right ear, it really effects me mentally when i struggle to hear out of it, so i was wondering is there anyway in order for me to hear better. background, i have a bad infection i went though 11 operations with it so far 2 of with being radical mastoid im only 15. please any help would...

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  • Help!! Hearing loss with middle ear infection

    Hi, I started off with a virus last weekend, but on Monday I had terrific earache as well as swollen glands and rash on chest and left ear with weeping.  Then the same thing happened on Wednesday with my right ear.  I've got partial hearing loss with both infected ears and both...

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  • Anxiety and being tired makes it worse

    I was diagnosed with Labyrinthitis recently (not by a specialist yet) and I was wondering if anyone else with inner ear disorders notices that their dizziness gets worse with stress, anxiety and or being tired? I have horrendous anxiety and was wondering if anyone noticed the same thing. I think it’s...

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  • loud roaring vibration sound in ear and hearing distortion

    Hi, Has anyone experienced a loud roaring low frequency noise in ear with hearing distortion.  I woke up one morning in December of 2015 and felt like there was a gong in my head all sound was vibrating. I felt like I was in the front seat of a car driving down the highway with the back windows...

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  • Severe ear pain. During and after airliner flight

    Forgive me if the writing does not seem like a personal request, I have been copy/pasting this across forums and other health care websites trying to receive help.  TL;DR  Excruciating pain in ears during airplane descent, and throughout the whole night after landing. I'm not talking about...

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  • Glue Ear help in pain

    ears.  After being diagnosed with strep and a ear infection  on December 28 and after 3  different anabiotic‘s and three 3 Doctors later, today Jan 4th 2018  I went to  an ENT and  had to get a tub put in my ear. He said It was bad & mucus from the “Glue ear”  was...

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  • I am scared I have an Acoustic Neuroma

    Hello, I am new to this forum but I hope somebody can put my mind at rest. Just before Christmas last year, after a really bad sinus infection, I was left with Tinnitus in my left ear. Because I only had it in one ear, my doctor sent me for an MRI scan, to rule out an Acoustic Neuroma. Thank goodness,...

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  • Viral Ear Infection 3 Months!!!!!

    I am 34 and have had problems with my ears since my mid teens until mid twentees, basically glue ear which resulted in hearing loss to the extent I wear an aid in my right ear.  Over the last three months my right ear has been uncomfortable to different degrees, never very painful, but a combination...

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  • I've been wishing to go deaf for 3 years now..

    Ever since I was fourteen, every day noises torture me to the point of wanting to just end it. Noises such as high-pitch screaming, bus brakes, and squeaky screen doors, bumping of people going up and down stairs, and big chairs are the main sources of my suffering. No one else cares or understands,...

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  • Shooting pain inside left ear, only lasts a split second

    Hi all, The sharp pain first happened about 3 weeks ago, I had never experienced this before, and all of a sudden there was this shooting pain inside my left ear for maybe 1/3 second. Ever since then, it started happening at an increasing rate. At first it happened every couple of days, then more and...

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  • Horrible ear problem

    I have had this problem with my ears for about 8-9 years now (I'm 16) - I never thought much of it and it never bothered me that much when I was younger but it's starting to become more of a problem now. Basically, I feel like I constantly have pressure in my ears. If I take a very deep breath...

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  • Middle ear problems

    I'm suffering from middle ear atelectasis(bilateral retraction of tympanic membranes) after suffering from acute otitis media(both ears). I've been given all possible medication(antibiotics, steroids, nasal sprays, mucolytic etc.) and my ENT is suggesting me to get ear grommets fitted which I'm...

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  • Problems with my balance, but no dizziness

    Hello, I'm seeking help to understand a problem I have with my ability to balance, a problem I have suffered with since 2007, but which recently has become a lot worse, to the point now where I feel it's a danger to my safety. (As an example; I can sometimes be standing at pedestrian lights waiting...

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  • Ear ache/infection

    After I came back from Spain this August, I realized that I started to get consistent ear aches. I went to the doctors and they prescribed me with ear drops. After 3 months of using them I decided to stop using the ear drops as my ear was now completely fine. That was when the ear aches came back. Since...

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  • Ive had anxiety bad along with ear pain an dizziness.

    Hi i am new to this site an im looking for answers to why im having anxiety bad along with dizziness an ear pain an ringing in my ears. I went to the regular Dr an she put me on antibiotics an is sending me to a ENT specialist . She said i have a narrow ear drum an she cant see inside my ear . My ? Would...

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