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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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  • 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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  • My 7 year old son had his first operation when he was 2 ...

    My 7 year old son had his first operation when he was 2 years old, he had his tonsils and adenoids taken out and his first set of grommits put in. Just 4 months later the grommits had come out without correcting his hearing problem, it was decided to put some more grommits in but yet again they did not...

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  • Has anyone got a ear disorder or been diagnosed?

    Hi there ​Basically I suffer with occurring ear infections and have done for around 6 years some get ready bad I get taken into hospital, can't stand because of my balance (vertigo - labyrinthitis)  I have been under ENT on and off for 6 years, brain scans come...

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  • Advice needed please

    Hi there I have had otitis media since 2006. In 2009 i was told i had a retracted eardrum with pocket. They said i needed an operation. I got scared and didnt go back. In 2013 i went to a different hospital for a second opinion. They said to try a cortiso steroid/anti-inflammatory/decongestant nasal...

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  • Ear Hearing problems and distortion fluctuations

    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this issue - about 5 months ago I woke up one morning with severe hearing loss in my right ear - specifically, the hearing loss was really around lower frequency noise (all low frequency noises have a real noticeable vibration and distortion in...

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  • Can a swollen inferior turbinate cause a clogged ear?

    Ear has been plugged for 14 weeks, ent has done all tests but shows nothing. Had a septoplasty 11 months ago but was never suctioned when splints came out, could there be gunn stuck up there ?  Right ear is plugged and right inferior turbinate is swollen, could this be a cause as to why my ear is...

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  • Plugged ears for 14 weeks ... Tests show nothing

    My right ear out of nowhere had gotten plugged. I have seen 2 ENT doctors who gave me a nasal steroid spray, sinus rinse and neither have worked at 14 weeks. Originally there was only negative pressure and the following week there was fluid in the air and within the next week fluid was gone, pressure...

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  • Personal Protective Equipment

    Hello all, I would like to get molded hearing protections. I have found a company which seems not so bad. However, this is not an audiology laboratory.. Do you know if a professional which is not an audiologist can make ear impressions ? Thank you  

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  • High frequency ringing inside the brain after exposure to alarm?

    Hi. I just recovered from a tinnitus like effect caused due to fluid build up in my right ear. Here is what I had been facing https://patient.info/forums/discuss/having-mild-ringing-in-right-ear-for-past-2-days-but-no-hearing-loss-any-idea-what-i-should-do--610568 I took some steam inhalation and it...

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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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  • 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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  • Dizziness, feeling faint, ears feel full and can hear ringing

    About 8 months ago, I went to our family doctor to complain about my ears feeling full. It just sort of feels clogged, and I thought it was earwax. However, my ears were pretty clean, so I was prescribed antihistamine to relieve it. It obviously didn't work, but I soon got used to the feeling and...

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  • Tinittus getting worse after hearing loud noises

    I have been living with tinittus for a few years now and I always make or made sure to protect my ears from loud noises when outside or in a restaurant etc using my ear protective muffs.To make sure I don't over protect my ears I never wore my muffs inside home or office. But yesterday when I was...

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  • On and off tinnitus and a throbbing in my ear.

    Around 2 weeks ago, I woke up feeling a bit dazed with this ringing in my left ear, the symptoms persisted and my ear felt blocked also. I went to the walk in centre and was told there is No infection, no wax or problems with the ear drum. I then went to my GP who confirmed this and has referred me to...

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  • need help

    i am 22 years old male..i have an issue of confusion ,spining dizziness ,lack of concentration..i am having these symptoms from last one year..i feel little better when use glasses but my vision is perfect 6/6 ...i have ear wax problem from my childhood can ear eax cause these symptoms? can ear wax cause...

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  • HELP

    I'vebeen having brief headaches on and off for a few days now on the left side of my head in one little spot. I am shakey right now and I felt like my left arm got weaker for about an hour earlier. I have had 3 bad panic attacks in the past two months and I'mcurrently taking vvenlafaxine daily....

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  • Tin can sound

    Hey all...i just had tubes placed in ears and I'm having some issues and looking for reassurance...the tubes were placed last Friday and will not stop draining. I use the antibiotic drops twice a day and my normal nasel sprays to help with allergies. The sound of being in a tin can and underwater...

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  • Unsure about diagnosis

    Hello all, 10 weeks ago I developed a perforated ear drum in my left ear. This hasn’t healed by itself and will likely require surgery. Hearing hasn’t been affected.  Last week I was in Malaysia in a very hot and humid climate. I felt a wax build up in my non-perforated, right ear. I (stupidly)...

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  • Constant Earache, throat clearing due to nasel drip.

     This has been for as long as I can remember. The pain in my ears is getting worse. I have a constant nasal drip all the time and at night time I can wake up clearing my throat. I always feel like I'm horse because my throat is blocked with crap! I have been told sinus infection, allergies,...

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  • Adult Glue Ear

    I have had a problem with my right ear for two months and have yet to see an ENT specialist. I have little or no pain. What I have is a hissing noise. Sometimes it is very loud, but if I stay still and do not move it quietens down. Luckily at night it is quiet if I keep still and put my right ear against...

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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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  • Ear tubes.

    My daughter who is 4 had tubes removed 5 days ago from her ears. She had a polyp removed from her right ear and the doctor had to put papers over the little hole where the tubes were. Today she started complaint about her right ear hurting when she burps or hiccups. What could it be and what can I do?

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  • Ear pain after an ear infection?

    So I just had an ear infection. Originally it was just lots of wax that reduced my hearing, but then I stupidly decided to try to get rid of the wax by putting my ear directly under the shower, and thus it led to an ear infection (I have a perforated ear). I had Amoxicillin for 5 days, and on the 4th...

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  • Woke up deaf in right ear

    Hi, I am 16 years old and I woke up not being able to hear that well in my right ear. This has never happened to me. I'm very scared. I have a small cold right now and even blowing my nose doesn't help with it. I can't hear any ringing noises but there's definitely something wrong with...

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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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  • 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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  • Inner ear clogging? Can't fully clear

    For almost a month now I've had something in my middle ear that I can't fully clear, it's my right ear, and I can clear it fully by tilting my head to the right, when it clears it' clears in rapid stages, like extending a collapsible wand or pointer, but as soon as I tilt my head back...

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  • Gamma knife treatment for acoustic neuroma

    l have a23mm rounded neuroma and l am awaiting gamma knife treatment My surgeon has informed me that the success rate is 80%asopposed to90% for a smaller sized tumour He also said that when a larger tumour is treated it can become guey and leak  and  a shunt may be needed This has reply scared...

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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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  • pretty sure I have ETD?

    I've had a pretty full ear for the last year or so, sometimes it fluctuates and switches, sometimes it goes away, but the biggest issue is that I cannot pop the ear, no matter what. This affects me, as a singer.. I'm seeing an ENT next month(I've seen two others for this, and have gotten...

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  • Blocked Perforted Ear

    So I've had a perforated ear for multiple years now after having constant ear infections at two points in my life that meant I had to have two grommets (these were at least 7 years apart). Recently I've been noticing I struggle to hear things like someone talking so I've turned up stuff...

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  • Breathing and ringing in ears

    This is my last hope of finding a solution. I've tried everything. My right ear has done this thing on and off ever since I can remember. My doctor thought it was due to swollen tonsils but the meds he gave me didn't help. The closest I can come up with is a patulous Eustachian tube, but again...

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