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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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  • Deaf ear turned echoey?

    So for the past 6 days my left ear has been partially deaf, and the past 4 days an ear infection. The amount of sound I can hear in the ear has been fluctuating from little to loud. Last night my hearing either came back completely or I didn’t notice the deafness, but this morning it came back. An...

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  • What is wrong with my ear???

    Alright so my ear has been doing this SUPER weird thing lately for maybe a month. If I burp or yawn or sometimes it is just random, it will drum roll?? Thump??? I don't know how to explain it. It feels super weird and honestly uncomfortable. I can't say that it hurts when it does it but it hurts...

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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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  • Should I go to the doctors?

    Today I woke up with muffled hearing in my left ear that has over the day been randomly making crackling noises. Both issues disappeared/were less noticeable for a few hours after using a cotton bud (which had a fair amount of wax). If it still is the same when I wake up tomorrow, I’m wondering what...

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  • Otitis externa

    Hello, I was diagnosed with otitis externa on Tuesday evening and prescribed penicillin, 4 tablets per day. For a few months leading up to it I had really itchy ears with fullness and blocked. I eventually went to the doctors and was prescribed above as I had a slight temperature as well. The pain sometimes...

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  • Is my tinnitus likely due to Eustacian Tube Dysfunction?

    I'm a 47 year old male and have had mildish fluctuating tinnitus for about 7 weeks now. I remember one night my right ear rang pretty loudly for about 10 seconds, and for about 10 minutes after the ear was quite suceptible to noise. I felt no pain, but running a shower would make the ringing worse....

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  • Crackling in ears when swallowing - Patulous Eustachian Tubes?

    Hi all! First post here so hopefully some of you may be able to help me.  In June I woke up one morning after a loud concert with vibrating in my right ear. Terrified by this I went to an outpatients appointment at my local hospital, and was told that I was suffering from Eustachian Tube Dysfunction...

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  • Unwell for 2 years. Pressure in ears and head. Very fatigued.

    Looking for an opinion on my last 2 years of being ill. I'm 46 years old, male, and in a good state of fitness. I'm not over-weight, have never smoked, and rarely drink. I've seen numerous doctors and don't seem to be any closer to a diagnosis. I started visiting my GP with what felt...

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  • Sudden deafness in one ear and roaring noise..

    Hi there. I am hoping someone on here maybe able to shed some light as to what is going on? About a month ago i developed very muffled hearing and roaring in my right ear and it also felt like someone was trying to pull my inner out so a trip to the doctors confirmed that i had an ear infection and...

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  • Strange ear symptoms after Greece vacation

    Ok, so I went to Greece with my cousin in July, and there both of us developed ear ringing at pretty much the same time. At first it was a hell, couldn't sleep, quite noticeable. Then we went to the doctor and he told us that we have ear infections, gave us anti inflammatory. We took these, and over...

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  • High pitch ringing constantly - Any help?

    Low pitch ringing in my both my ears started with infection after a swim at sea. ENT specialist gave me anti viral and steroids. It went away but after which realised that there is constant high pitching ringing in my right ear constantly, for 2 months already. This is bothering me alot, anyone can...

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  • Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss? ear infection and hearing loss

    The #infection can cause a buildup of fluid, making it difficult for the eardrum and the ossicular chain to work together to move #sounds to the auditory nerve. Middle ear infections are a common occurrence in childhood that can cause temporary #hearing #loss. https://www.hearingsol.com/ear-infection-cause-hearing-loss/

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  • Olive oil in healed eardrum

    About 4 months ago, I had a perforated eardrum. It has healed and I was told to leave my ears well alone. The thing is I now have a build up of wax and need to clean them out. I can't have them syringed again as it has previously been damaged but wondered if I could use olive oil on a healed ruptured...

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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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  • Weird popping in ear

    Hi so for about 6 months now I've been having a popping sound in my right ear. It doesn't appear to be in sync with my pulse. It only happen when i quickly move my h ead, walk quickly or do do anything that changes my head position quickly. The sound is siniliar to the sound of popping your...

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  • Myringitis and deafness

    hi all, getting a bit worried. Have had an episode of Myringitis and am on treatment with Gentamicin ear drops. Problem began last Monday but I had a sinus problem before that. I am taking anti biotics now for the sinus issue.  Problem is I still can't hear properly in that ear. It is driving...

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  • Altitude in Mountains cure hearing loss?

    I'm a 28 year old classical pianist.  I have had tinnitus and hyperacusis for about 7 years due to overexposure to loud music.  Recently my tinnitus accentuated after minor physical ear trauma.  I funneled the same pitch as my tinnitus in to my ear with a sound clip in order to try...

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  • Strange Ear/scalp/throat Issue - help!

    So about 3-4 times a year I will get a slight sore throat where I also get scalp tenderness and mild headaches on my right side. This lasts for a a day or so. By day 2 or 3, I start feeling and itching sensation on my right ear. The next morning, I wake up with a spot on my ear with puss on it. The puss...

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  • Rapid thumping sound in right ear

    Hi for the last couple of months I have experienced a rapid thumping sound in might right ear, like a  very fast heart beat. it only seems to happen at night and is driving me mad. some nights it wakes me up At 3 or 4 in the morning. i have been to my GP and he is arranging for me to visit ENT specialist...

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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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  • Is something wrong with my head, my brain or my ear?

    I had gone to two ear doctors. I tried an ear test and it was fine. The first doctor checked my outer ear but not my middle ear. My outer ear was not damaged and it was fine. My first doctor thought I was getting enough vitamins so she gave some medicine to me. Drinking the medicine, I started feeling...

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  • Cleaning Ear Canals

    Hello, I have an infection in both ears. The doctor prescribed Otomize spray, three time a day. I am wondering how I should clean my ear canals? Should we clean our ear canals? Comments on Otomize also welcome UK resident.

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  • Need some advice - labyrinthitis/sinusitis

    Ok so this is going to be a relatively long post so thank you in advance to anyone who reads this and can offer some advice. A couple of months ago I started to feel like I was coming down with something, this only lasted a couple of days and never really manifested into anything. A week or so later...

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  • Perforated eardrum with constant ringing, is this normal?

    I fell onto a toy 3 weeks ago and perforated my eardrum. It started to bleed so I went to the ER and was given neomycin/Polymyxin B otic suspension drops. I used them one time (3 drops) and then read they shouldn't be used with a perforation so I stopped. A day later my ears started ringing, this...

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  • Help! Hearing problems following infection.

    Hi, I'm 36-year old male and about 3-weeks ago I went to my doctor with typical flu-like symptoms. He informed me I had a Respiratory Tract Infection and prescribed some antibiotics and pain killers which I took over the course of the following week. The problem did not clear-up and, after developing...

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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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  • Plugged ears and increased tinnitus from strep throat

    Got diagnosed with strep throat last week and also had plugged ears so Dr. checked and said I also have an ear infection. Got prescribed 875mg of Amoxicillin for both.  The strep went away in couple days but my ears became more plugged and my normally low pitched tinnitus has gotten a lot loader...

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  • Clogged ear/Eustachian tube

    Back in July, I had a terrible cold, and as a result, have had a swollen eustacian tube and fluid in my one ear ever since. I've been going to a bunch of ENTs and after rounds of antibiotics and predisone, nothing worked to clear it. I'm currently taking mucinex regularly and feel it loosening...

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  • Ear Infection and Head pressure

    Hello,    I went to an ENT an was told I have an infection in the right EAR and in the throat. But he didn't tell anything about the head pressure which I get sometimes. Today I get a weird head pressure in the left temple of the head. I don't but I may have gotten Tinnitus because...

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  • Hearing is flat and different HELP!

    Sooo this has happened over the last 10 months So I've had inflamed sinuses which we can't seem to sort out no infection but nose is Inflamed to the point I can barely breathe. The left is completely closed and the right is less so. I'm not having an allergic reaction as i've had bloods...

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  • balance issues

    I am 51 years old , was diagnosed with Menaires disease in my teen years . Only 10% hearing in left ear if that. Have not had an attack in 10 years. I have been experiencing balance issues for 7 months straight now , had mri , therapy, a test that tract eye movements while wearing goggle looking thing....

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