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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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  • staph aureus infection with swab

    Hey guys! I went to Singapore for a holiday and wasn't feeling well. I consulted with an ENT overthere and after doing the ear and nose swab, it came back positive with staphylococcus aureus infection. I am not sure why the ENTs in Australia did not suggest me to do a swab test. Instead, most of...

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  • Sharp ear pain after perforation!?

    About 3 weeks ago I got a slap to my ear and it burst my eardrum. I had a doctor check it and it IS perforated. I was perscribed Betnesol-N eardrops (which I have researched and may lead to ear ototixicity?) to prevent ear infections. Today while putting in the drops i felt as if a small amount passed...

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  • Eustachian tube

    i woke up 2 days ago to a feeling in my ear that I was underwater, also it sounded like a waterfall, I have tinnitus in that ear, it does feel a little better today, has anyone had this problem and does it eventually go away.  I,m used to the tinnitus and know nothing can be done about it but this...

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  • Otoclerosis having stapedectomy surgery

    Hello, I was just diagnosed with otosclerosis and 90% hearing loss in my left ear and some loss in my right ear. I'm very concerned with the hearing loss as well and the constant ringing, roaring, buzzing and hissing in my head. I'm very dizzy to the point that I'm unable...

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  • I’ve been experiencing weird vertigo episodes

    Hi, I’m a 16 year old female. I have been having this ringing in my ears for 3 years however I’ve learned to ignore it and I didnt ever bother telling anyone about it. About 6 days ago, I was sitting in class and I had just eaten lunch, I started to feel as if the room was spinning so I went to go walk...

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  • Earache - Go to the Doctor?

    Hi everyone, So Friday night my ear felt fine, but I had an itch.  I was dumb and decided to go in my ear to relieve the itch - went a little too far and ended up causing my ear to clog. Was a bit annoyed with myself, but my ear didn’t hurt and I tend to get a clogged ear every once in a while...

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  • Ear Clogged - Almost 3 Months - Nothing is Helping

    My issue is with my ear.  it’s clogged – and feels like it has cotton in it and then sometimes it has a tingling or draining feeling.  It doesn’t hurt but it’s a very annoying feeling.   This has been going on for almost three months.  Below is the list of items I tried for a...

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  • Issue with ears linked to TMJ

    Hello Everyone, So short story I had a really bad ear infection that lead to me getting dizziness and nausea which added to my anxiety. Once the infection was gone I still got dizzy here and there and sick so I stopped taking all sinus and allergy stuff I was taking to see if that was it. Some symptoms...

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  • Can your ear specialists give advice via email?

    Hey guys! From my experience, I noticed that some specialists do not like to be asked too many questions. I would like to know if any of you guys also found it hard to ask doctors questions either directly or via email? I consulted a doctor in Singapore and they only way to get some answers is by asking...

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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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  • staph infection of the ears

    Hey guys! I consulted an ENT in Singapore and the swab test came back with a positive results that I have staph infection in both ears and nose. I read a bit about staph infection and how this could lead to pneumonia and joint pains. It also sounds like a serious infection, how come this was not detected...

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  • Recurring Ear Problems, Suspecting Something Else

    This is not urgent, but is bothering me greatly and has been for a long time. I've been suffering chronic ear problems for years. I'm 19 and I've struggled pretty badly with it as long as I can remember. They get clogged overnight regularly (though usually clear themselves up in the morning.)...

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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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  • Otitis externa

    Went to my gp the other day with earache was told I have swimmers ear was given otomize ear spray which just seems to sting my ear when i use them was just wondering if swimmers ear can cause a sore throat the same side as my swimmers ear is this normal? 

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  • Ear infection and back pain. Not sure what it could be?

    Hi, Last Sunday I felt a ear infection coming in my right ear by Monday night my ear was nearly swollen shut and I was pretty deaf. The next day I rang the doctor for an appointment and as usual they had no appointments left and asked me to go to the walk in centre miles away or call back Wednesday....

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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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  • Own Voice Sounds Distorted

    I sufferd from severe Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss at the end of last year and after high dose oral steroids and intratympamic steroid injections, regained some hearing to the point of being able to manage with bilateral hearing aids, instead of chochlea implants. Life was good again for 2 months...

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  • Eustachian tube blocked for 2 months now.

    My eustachian tube has been blocked now for 2 months and shows no signs of getting better. I try everything I can to get relief but no luck. I have ringing,muffled hearing, sounds are amplified especially low sounds. Oh yes and I'm deaf in my other ear so this is really affecting my life. I have...

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  • Tried poping my ear .

    Was at work tried poping my ears. Covered my nose , applied pressure and was only able to pop my left . Two days ago got sick strep throat, runny nose and cold. Feels like I’m deep under water( feels like there is a lot of pressure) and can’t hear like I’m covering my ear. Kinda scared is thins permanent...

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  • Tinnitus

    Hi there, I posted before but my story came to the point that nothing 0really can be done anymore and maybe that will be helpful for sonebody. It started 2 month ago.My ear got blocked so following nurse advice I put oil ear drops for few days .After 2 orr 3 days I started to hear that hissing in my...

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  • Sudden Sensoneural Hearing loss

    My husband developed sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in Nov 2017 in his right ear, initially resulting in 80-90% hearing loss. He already has some hearing loss in left ear from an injury 20 years ago, but this ear has now become his "good " ear. After high dose Prednisone and multiple...

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  • Ear infection after syringe

    Hey all, Okay so last week around Monday, my ear was fully blocked from wax and on that Thursday I got it flushed out using a syringe and warm water. According to the nurse, it all came out but even directly after the fact it got washed out my right ear still sounded muffled and hard to ear, I suspected...

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  • Pulsating left ear

    Hello, I've been having the same symptoms the past 3 months: head pressure, ear pressure, ear popping, headaches, whooshing pulse in my left ear. I went to the ER initially with these complaints and they did a head CT and found nothing but a sinus cyst. They said I probably just had a stress headache....

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  • Humming in ears

    I have humming in my ears, it goes away for a second or two if I blow my nose, or if I breath in really fast. It's a humming not a ringing, sounds like an air compressor! I thought next door had bought one! There is no pain, just annoying humming! Thanks

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  • Hearing Aid advice please

    Just had hearing test by a private hearing centre.  Would be interested to learn of peoples' experiences with NHS and private hearing aids.  I am going to ask my GP for a referral for an NHS test etc.  I met somebody who has NHS aids and says they are tiny and brilliant but you need...

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  • Still having symptoms after ear infection

    Hello, Everything started when I was driving one day and got very dizzy and nauseous, I pulled over got out and noticed from my anxiety my hands started cramping as well, I somehow called my husband and he called an ambulance that took me to the ER. They did every test you could imagine except check...

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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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  • Post Stapedectomy issues

    Hello all, I know this discussion has been beat to death but I haven't seen the answers I've been looking for and I've been searching for 3 days. This is my second stapedectomy, the first was 5 years ago in my right ear and everything went great, I had supersonic hearing and no issues that...

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  • Ears popping

    Hi when i blow my nose, after I finish my left ear crackles and I don't know why? It only does this for a few seconds.

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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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