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ringing and everything sounds 10x louder in right ear

  • Posted By: bhem1988
  • September 9, 2008
  • 03:47 PM

i dont know what happened obviously. i just woke up this morning and a had a little ringing in my ear. then my fiance opened the bathroom door, or closed it, and it sounded like a bomb went off right beside my head. my text message alert is me saying "message," and every time i get a message it sounds like someone is yelling in my face. every tiny little noise sounds likes its amplified and it makes me cringe. if anyone could tell me anything it would be really helpful this is unbearable.

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  • sounds like you may have tinnitus, I suffer from this condition, you can learn how to manage it. I also use a mouth splint as I was grinding my teeth at night and has improved my tinnitus. It hasn't gone completely but it is bearable. I hope this information helps, good luck:)
    mimcorr 7 Replies
    • September 11, 2008
    • 00:12 PM
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  • bhem1988:Based on your description, you may have a "patent" or "patulous" right ear eustachian tube. That means the tube is currently open continuously vice only when you swallow. Hopefully it will recover normal function soon. However, I'd advise heading for an ENT Dr. quickly with your suspicion that the eustachian tube is remaining open.
    yorkere 5 Replies
    • September 23, 2008
    • 04:40 AM
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