Hi guys.. first time post here.
I had tonsillitis followed by a middle ear infection in both ears. Doc said there was fluid and all should subside. I was given antibiotics and my right ear cleared up but my left one was doing all sorts of weird sounds. I kept on going back the doc and was eventually referred to the ENT. i was told all will subside but again it would not go away and so i was given a hearing test which indicated that i lost my ability to hear low frequencies. It all sounds pretty muffled in my ln left ear. Anyway ENT was concerned and wanted to rule out brain tumor so i had an MRI which thankfully came out fine. So i was told that i had permanent damage from the infection. That was 6 months ago.
Anyway i wanted to share my experience to see if anyone else had experienced this? There are good days and bad and i also suffer from burning mouth syndrome where my tongue feels like ive burnt it... horrible feeling. Somehow i feel there is some correlation but who knows. Doc didn't seem to think so.
I now also have tinnitus in my left ear and it generally has a sense of 'fullness'. It's quiet depressing at times as i feel something more is going on... but i also have a history of excessive worrying..
Thanks for listening.. i guess i just wanted to reach out to see if anyone had similar experiences and whether you could offer any advice..
Hope you get well, but looks pretty difficult to return to your original state
Might be worth asking the ENT to take some fluid samples from your ears for testing. I say this as I have had recurring ear problems for 4 years and now after 9 months with a private ENT (being told there is nothing there each time) Has come back with " a couple of nasty ear infections" Had I not pushed to get more tests done this would have continued to go unnoticed. I have permanent conductive hearing loss wonder if this caused it?
I also had that. i cant listen from my right ear