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Ringing in the ear and fullness feeling

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  • Posted By: UNCLeekie
  • February 12, 2013
  • 03:39 PM

Hi. On Sat 2/2/13 I was at a bar w/ a band, and was trapped for a short time beside the speaker. I tried shielding my right ear, and turned my left one away. When I left I had ringing in the ear, which I have had before, but it normally goes away after a while. The following day eventually the ringing did go away, but I was left w/ a clogged/full feeling in my right ear, and a muffled sound. I went to an ENT Wed 2/6 and was given oral prednisone for 12 days. He believed I had high frequency hearing loss. On the 2nd day of the drugs, ringing began again in my right ear, and has not stopped. I made an appointment for a 2nd opinion on 2/11. Additional testing was performed and did show from the OAE testing that I have damaged hair cells in my ear, thus probable high frequency hearing loss b/c my scores through 8000 Hz are normal. But, alas the fullness/muffled feeling and the ringing are still present. He suggested that I could either complete the oral steroids or try a steroidal injection directly into my ear. I honestly dont know if that is to possibly help w/ the hearing loss or the ringing in the ear. The info came so fast. He said that the best time to have the injection is within 2 weeks of the injury. My time is running out. I asked if it would be a good idea to try to complete the oral meds first, then go for the injection. He said sure. Anyone had this experience? Is there a definate 2 week window? Will an injection possibly end the ringing in the ears and/or the clogged feeling?

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  • Get a second opinion from some smart ENT ont the steroid injection thing. One guy wanted to do this this to me and sent me to someone at the House Ear Clinic in LA who gasped and said "No that's the LAST thing you want to do here." You may have cochlear hydrops. Not sure but that's my 411 for you.
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  • hi, i dont know what happen, when doctor suggest to use ear wax, i was tried and for two days after i started, next day sound hearing like as a bell, tueeeeee continuosly, i was aked doctor to better treatment, but from last 6month i was just suffer a lot. is there any medicen for me, i cant handle any more...
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  • Yes this is a problem; even my nephew had been suffering for several months due to fullness, pressure feelings in his right ear. But he had slight to moderate High freq hearing loss ,(he could hear ok ,he didn’t realize till tests) and the Ear doc told him Hearing aids would reduce the T noise ...I didn’t believe him but he was right....plus when he put them in the fullness pressure eases off as well. Doc said it was because the ears were straining to hear properly and that also would ease and he was right. Good Luck
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