'Mystery' Ear Problem

I have had a problem with my left ear for what seems to be a lifetime. In short, what happens is that any loud noise close by will produce a momentary reaction inside the ear, as if a piece of the ear's 'machinery' is loose and rattles in response. This does not happen if I cover the ear and it does not happen with the right ear. Is it more than coincidental then that I have a mild hissing in this left ear?

Repeated visits to various doctors & ENT specialists have proved inconclusive (& expensive) and examinations including an MRI scan didn't show up anything else.

I wouldn't consider myself to have even remotely the same level of discomfort that others are enduring although it does get worse at times of stress. I do believe that a cure will be found some day, once the exact nature of the problem has been identified.
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  • Have you had any luck with this condition? I've been struggling with this plus the ear fullness  for so long. I've been to so many doctors and had so many tests, imaging and still no idea what's happening. I hate to say this but I'm getting a little desperate.

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