My right ear lost hearing over 20 years ago due to meningitis but to date it causes me dizziness

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My right ear lost hearing over 20 years ago due to meningitis but to date it causes me dizziness and I occasionally  I experience dizziness, heavy ear, and ringing in the affected ear.

Doziness,ringing, nausea and even sweating happen usually when I sleep without a pillow or sleep with my right side.

What should I do? 

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    Hello,

    Well, what a surprised.  I too contracted Bacterial Meningitis, mine was called

    Pneumococcal Meningitis, which I contracted due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.

    The bacteria in my tubes crossed the blood/brain barrier leaving me in hsopital

    in 1994 for two weeks, losing the sight in my left eye and hearing down in my right

    ear, dizziness when I lie on my right side and vertigo now and again when I look

    upwards.

    The condition has left me with Tinnitus (high pitched whistle) in my left ear.

    Mine, as I've said started with blocked years over a number of years and eventually

    lead to the most horrendous earache, which proved bacteria was taking affect.

    Wondering how many more people in different places in the World has suffered

    meningitis too due to ETD.   Always get protected by antibiotics when earache is

    present with blocked ears, or without it too....dreadful illness that I wouldn't want

    anyone else to suffer.  I'm so very lucky to be alive.

    Anne

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    Hi, i had my left ear killed off hoping the right one would compensate it didnt im left with louder tinnitus and cant detect where sounds are coming from  im afraid in most cases you just have to be strong and yes i know its easy to say but its the truth xx
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