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My problem is in my left ear only, It stared in January with a whoosing sound that came from nowhere but was really loud and scary. Nurse said it was ETD and it would go and it did. I tmight be worth mentioning that I slept with ear plugs for about 30 years, I've stopped now. Fast forward to March and I woke up one moning, took out the ear plug and had a dry itchy ear so I scratched it, must have been a bit over zealous cos it felt like my nail hit something and it hurt for a few minutes. From that day I have had dullness, fullness, and crackly noises in my ear. I have huge anxiety about health matters and I am terrifed of being ill but I forced myself to go to my GP. I have been 5 times now. Esch timea I have been told that it's ETD and it will go. I have had nasal sparys and antibiotics etc. Lat week the pulsating came backand I finally got an ENT referal.I saw the consultant yesterday and had a hearing test.My good ear was fine and my bad ear was slighty down but she said she would describe my hearing as normal. She looked in my ears by putting a camera in my nose and said all looked ok. I explained that it's driving me mad and the pulsating noise is so loud and the more worried I get the louder it gets and so on. She said that I should try CBT for the pulsating and perscribed a steroid nasal spart for three months. I was ok with all this, sort of, but then the killer. She said that it may be a tumour, acoustic neuroma and that she would send an appt for an MRI scan. I heard nothing past the word tumour although I have spent the last 24 on the internet and it seems pretty certain that's what it is and I am terrified. I have all of the symptoms and at 49 I am the right age. I also heard last night that my Uncle has a brain tumour so that didn't help.
?Does anyone have any experience of this tumour and treatment?
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