Constant Hissing/Fizzing/Whooshing in my left ear

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Hi everyone, I'm really feeling down at the moment. I've had this constant noise in my left ear for some months. It's like a fizzing, whooshing or Hissing sound. I do feel tired too and really down and am hoping it's nothing serious. I'm in my late 20's. My dad had brain tumours and his mum died of a brain haemorrhage. This is why I'm so concerned. The GP has referred me to an ENT clinic but the appointment isn't till the middle of December. It's with the NHS. I'm thinking of going privately to appease my mind as I am very scared sad I am on disability benefits due to my autism and anxiety but feel it's important for me to get a scan due to my dad and his mum's history of brain problems. My regular GP is back on the 3rd and I have an appointment to see her on the 7th September. It wasn't my regular GP that referred me to the ENT department it was another Dr. One thing I considered was they I have been on the mini pill for almost 3 years till April just gone and now the hormonal coil and they both contain progestogen only one hormone so I wondered if this could cause it? I'm coming off the hormonal coil Tuesday and going on the non hormonal one to see if this is affecting me.

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    It's probably Tinnitis. I've had it for over a few years now 24/7...you get use to it most days..I am assuming this is your case but go and get info from ent ..Google ways to help cope with it. Lots if good ideas out there. Take care

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    Hi, I've had the same for about 18 months now. It came out of nowhere and was terrifying. Ling story short after three GP appointments I finally got a referral to an ENT consultant. I had various tests and an MRI to rule out a tumour called an Acoustic neuroma. I have some hearing loss in my left ear and constant tinnitus. The Whoosing sound is the worst, the high pitched whistle which is there all the time I hardly notice anymore. The final diagnosis for me is Eustasian tube distinction and being told to live with it. Best thing for me was an appointment at the tinnitus clinic. The whoosing was really getting me down and I wasn't sleeping and terrified it would never stop. The audiologist helped me understand that I could learn to tune it out and mostly I do. Saturday night was the first night in about a year it's kept me awake but I know now that stressing about it makes it worse so relaxing and listening to music and yoga breathing help. I'm on the mini pill and have been for years, no idea if there is a connection. I promise that it's unlikely to be anything sinister.

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      Can so relate. I too was diagnosed with ETD. I think it's all linked. My tinnitis makes many different sounds but like you I have learned how to just tune it out. Mine is mostly mild pulsatile. Some days when I'm stressed, the frequency as well as the loudness intensifies. So calm is def today's word for T.

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      Definitely. Until I had a really bad episode on Saturday night I'd more or less just git used to it. By 4am on Sunday morning I was a stressed wreck but then realised that I was making it worse. The pulsatile is the thing that really gets me down and is linked to the sound of my heartbeat so stress equals faster heart rate which equals louder noise. It's so hard to explain to someone who has just starting suffering that you will get used to it and learn to live with it.

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      So true. When I first got T the day after I had a stressful day waiting on catscan results, I thought I was Goin 3 go crazy.I honestly thot I was Goin to have a breakdown and NO ONE understood. I felt so alone in my misery. But thank Gid, eventually I started concentrating on sounds around me more..now, like you, I do well until I get stressed..then look out, not a good day..it took almost a yr to adjust..I pray for a soon cure..wink
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