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Hi guy I'll start from the beginning, 

I have had T for a few years due to grinding and clenching in my left ear I'm on amitriptyline and that lowered it so much that I couldnt here it.

Iv recently come out of a dv relationship my ex partner slapped me over the head it was more on my ear I went deaf straight away not totaly deaf but I could tell the differents.

The next morning I woke up and my right ear was clogging up also there is loads of pressure in my right ear, I went to the doctors he said my left ear looks swollen my right ear looks fine he gave me a spray for the left ear, when I got home I sprayed my left ear with the spray it was so painfull I felt the spray go down my throat.

At the same time my right ear was still Cloggy and I started getting tinnitus in my right ear now.

Went back to the doctors she said she could see a hole in my left ear drum, but couldn't see anything wrong with my right ear she refured me to the ent which could take months and sent me home.

It's been 6+ weeks now my left ear still has a hole in it and my right ear still has dull hearing, fullness and hurts sometimes as soon as I got tinnitus in my right ear I got depressed straight away and still feeling that way.

My question is how could being hit on the left side could affect my right side?? What happens if my ear doesn't heal? What if I have to have an op on it to close it will it make my tinnitus worse?? 

Feeling like total s**t just when life was looking good and getting out of 12 years of dv relationship this happens, while my ex is having a jolly good time doing whatever he wants..

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    Wow Leanne.  That's quite a story.  I'm sorry you have had to experience so much difficulty recently. The stress in your life may be the reason for your tinnitus (blood pressure increase, etc)..especially since the med you are on appears to be helping with the tinnitus.  The hole in your ear drum needs to be looked at by a specialist.  My recommendation is that you see an ENT immediately even if you have to pay for the visit yourself.  The ENT will be able to answer all of your questions.  Once you have the right answers you then can decide on the course of treatment that you prefer.

    Regarding your EX....thank goodness you are away from that fool.  You have the rest of your life ahead of you and I'm sure things will soon be so much better....but do whatever you need to do to see the ENT as soon as possible.  GOOD LUCK!

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    Hi Leanne 

    ive only recently looked at the tinnitus group as have had it in both ears all my life and several years ago learned had mod-severe loss in both ears. Made sense as had always struggled making out conversation but thought that everyone had this swarm of bees going on in their head. Iwas never tested as a kid and never really questioned it but over time began to realise that my hearing wasn't right. When I learned about tinnitus as a young adult I began to find it unbearable as just that knowledge seemed to make it so much more noticeable and overbearing. It caused me to get real down in my mood and caused sleepless nights and often played my music loud to try and drown it out. Not a good idea I guess but I was young and thought that was ok cos it helped. Now years on the tinnitus is louder than ever but Most of the time I hardly notice as it's been my friend (haha!) all my life. I do hope you will try not to get too downhearted and stressed as judgubg the opinions of others using this patient forum it can make things worse. It's also comforting to know I'm not alone as there are many sufferers with this pain in the butt noise going on and also that it becomes, over time, something we can adjust to and refuse to let impact our lives. I do sympathise as it must be distressing if it is something which has come about having never really had problems before. In a way I'm glad I've always had it cos until a young adult I just thought it normal. As suggested you should go seek more advice from a good ENT and if you have to pay it will be money well spent to get the advice you need and whether you need treatment or specially if you ear hasn't healed yet tho it could take months for a perforated eardrum to heal properly and usually doesn't impact hearing too much. 

    I wish you you well and hope you get answers and sound advice. If it dies cost it will be a good investment as we have a wonderful world to njoy and explore you do have your whole life before you so I hope you're able to become a little less stressed and that you take some focus away from the difficulties it causes and look to the good thing s and all the wonderful. Opportunities that may come your way. I'd say good riddance to the past and embrace your future and be proactive and seek all the advice and help you can get. Reluctantly after many years battling the idea I now use 2 aids. I thought my life would be over but by taking my focus away from what is just one of many of life's irritations has enabled me to enjoy and chrperish my life more than ever and I wish the same for you.

    kind regards

    julia 🐈😻🐾🐾🐾

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