I have had ear problems since i was a young boy. Over the last four years my left ear har got progressively worse. I always had bad hearing in my left ear. I train in martial arts which seens to agrivate it. recently the symptons have got worse and the ear specialists say they cant see anything wrong. when i sneeze or cough, i get a kind of pressure pain in my left ear. sometimes when i train, i seem to trigger something, and the symptoms get worse. I cant skip due to a pressure like pain in my left ear, i feel dizzy and sick when im walking, i get pins and needles behind my left ear when i sneeze cough or raise my voice. and i get a strange sensation that i canot explain when i turn my head left and right. When triggered the sensations last about a week. But there always a slight perssure pain when i cough or sneeze. i would appricate any input you can give me. i have saw ear specialists for the past 3 years and they say they cant see anything wrong. and have advised me to stop training and fighting. but i training makes me happy and really dont want to stop it. They say it might be nerve damage but cant be sure. Any input would be nice, thanks.
Sounds to me like an obvious nerve problem but what/when/how?
Could have been born w/ a nerve problem to inner ear & got
worse as you aged. Coughing pulls on throat & eustachin tubes
are there. They go over to middle ear to equalize pressure. The
outer window is tympanic to release air. The other window is
at inner ear & can only annoy it by ringing/tinnitis/cause
pressure by inflammation. After many yrs, this becomes less
patent or stiff. Other condition could be nerves in throat
to glossopharyneal. Can be problem from birth re: it's autonomic
function. Swallowing pulls this & can affect ear. I agree, it's
nothing they can see but can be tested. Wear ear protection &
be better than other guy! Get appt to Neuro-Otologist. an ABR
can test nerve to brain function & a test for reflex-time can
maybe tell something. They may order a special mri to check for
bone injury in inner ear compartment. You may need sparring-
gear for practice even though it may not look as cool. What would you have if good ear got injured? Yrs ago I played
competition tennis. Loved it & at top of game, rotator went. I
was told to stop. I didn't & now years later there are days I
can't reach up w/o pain. I took up skiing but still have the
racket for memories. Get to a higher MD. Maybe ask instructor?
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