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I originally posted on the thread “Sudden Ringing in my left ear along with a slight full feeling and pitch change“ by James Foley but my issue has some significant differences so I have started to new thread for people experience this exact issue. I would love to hear from anyone who has experienced the same thing.
I’m 36 and from Hampshire in the UK, on the 16th of May 2016, suddenly out of the blue my left ear went bunged up/pressure/feeling full and started to ring. It felt a bit like suddenly being deep under water but only in the left ear. There was initially also some distortion of certain sounds (high frequencies I think) but that has gone way now. I went to the doctors on Saturday (21st of May 2016). I had a lot of wax at the time in that ear and she said I had to get it out before she could say what it was. I have since had it syringed and the ringing is still going on though it might be a shade quieter than it was to start with. I saw an ENT expert, (on the 13th of July 2016) and he could provide no explanation to what it was, but arranged for me to have a hearing test. When I pushed him for answers, he said what I described was consistent with sudden reduction/loss of hearing. I doubted this very much as I had not noticed any reduction in hearing. I had the hearing test at Andover hospital on 15th of September 2016 and the results were normal in both ears and both ears the same. The ENT did not get back to me after the hearing test so I had to make another appointment myself :-( and my next appointment is this Wednesday (23rd of November 2016).
The ENT and every other doctor I have seen say that I haven’t got an ear infection so that rules that out. The pitch and volume of my ringing changes every now and then. This ear is also often itchy in the earhole but not always and sometimes crackles too. This is a total nightmare! Has anybody else experienced this and had a diagnosis?
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