Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Help... Odd Symptoms
About 10 days ago I began to have ringing in my right ear accompanied by cold sweats and slight vertigo.  I seen my doctor and she said my ear looked fine, no infection or wax build up at all.  A few day later another strange symptom occurred, it was suddenly very painful to hear common sounds like the water running; the sound of water hitting the shower floor; people talking, ect...  I went back to my doctor and she was stumped because I still had no infection in my ears.  She has sense referred me to a E.N.T. however it will be two weeks before I can see him.  Other symptoms have continued to arise including ringing in my left ear now; a feeling of hearing loss in my right ear; and the most recent is a very painful touch to the right side of the top of my head.  My question is this: Should I be overly concerned and try to find another E.N.T. to meet with sooner than two weeks or would it be best to wait the two weeks for the doctor recommended by my primary?  In addition, any insights you have would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you..
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I forgot to mention another probably important symptom I also have is in my right ear, all sounds are distorted.  I hear everything at a higher pitch in my right ear as apposed to hearing normal sounds in my left ear.  Thanks again...
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
152264 tn?1280358257
You should be seen by an ENT immediately. Call an ENT office, explain that you've had sudden hearing loss/distortion and ringing.

Sudden hearing loss is a medical emergency and should be treated within 24-48 hours if possible. See an ear specialist today!! Don't believe what your GP says.

You will need a hearing test to see what's going on.

Good luck.
Nancy T.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ear, Nose & Throat Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Ear, Nose, Throat Answerers
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
612551 tn?1450025775
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar m tn
Blank
JimBean315
Palm Coast, FL