11 days ago I woke up (out of the blue) to what sounded like a jet plane in my room. Upon rising, I noticed I had hypersensitive hearing, everything seemed so loud. I used a sick day at work and called my doctor to have him see me. I am not a typical dr. person, hadn't been there in 2 years...I like to practice natural healing but I knew I needed a dr. to help me determine what was going on. He referred me to an ENT for a hearing test, and also to get a head CT scan. Scan came back normal, ENT specialist couldn't see an ear infection. Hearing results came back normal. After the initial acute hearing, it changed to a ringing in my right ear, then to the sound of a drum roll, then to the sound of a car's enging revving on high. This all happened over the next three days until it stayed as a constant humming, which it is now. Sometimes I feel a "quivering" over the ear drum. My primary dr. thought he saw some fluid behind the ear, so I am hoping that it could be an infection that the drs. can't see, which ENT thought was possible. I took an antibiotic for 10 days, and took Mucinex (all orders from the drs office) to try and dry up any "possible fluid" behind the ear, but the mucinex made me feel awful, and I stopped that after 5 days and no relief (drs office was OK with that). Antibiotic is now done, as well. Next step is to get a second opinion from a new practice (highly recommended) on 3/31. Until then, I am adjusting to the sound in my right ear. I am fearful that it could be tinnitus per a friends's suggestion. I am 33 years old with otherwise good hearing. Any thoughts?
Iam suffering from exactly same thing - hum in my right ear which I only hear when I lie down in bed at nights, if Im really tired I can get too sleep before it starts but i awake during night and its very loud in my ear - i too have to go to ENT for checkup and CAT scan - DR could not see anything wrong with ear - ive had this for about 2 years now but only now ive started to try to address it as ive had other illness to deal with
I do know that about 2 years ago I had my ears syringed and a large lump of wax came out of that ear and its been roughly since then its happened - my Hep-C nurse said it might have damaged the ear drum when its come out .... another thing I experienced was during my 12 month treatment for Hepatitis-C it went away after clearing the virus....and came back when the virus did (relapse) ...so I think it might be a slightly damaged ear drum that is irritated or something by the Hep-C virus and thats what causes the HUM...
I hope you get answers and I will be watching your topic, If i come across anything new i will enlighten you
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