Hi I had an ear infection in my right ear in August , then 3 days later my left ear drum perforated . This caused Bells Palsy as well due to the pressure that built up behind the drum before it burst, and since then I have been diagnosed with glue ear in the now healed ear . Since it burst I have had the most awful loud rumbling noise right behind my ear drum , like a non stop bubbling noise which I can feel vibrating with the slightest breath of air , sound or movement , even blinking . ( which I am relieved to say I can now do after not being able to close my left eye for 6 weeks due to the Bells ) . But this noise is driving me crazy . I have been completely deaf in the left ear since the drum burst and this and my own heartbeat are the only sound I can hear . Non stop . 24/7 . The hospital did an MRI because on the hearing test the left nerve showed as completely dead . They found a golf ball sized tumour ( biopsy proved benign ) and are going to operate to fit a grommit , take a bit of tissue out of the entrance to the Eustacian tube and remove the tumour which is in a gland right next to the facial nerve . Hopefully this will relieve the awful noise and pressure that I,ve had for the past four months but I have been told that even though my operation is marked as urgent it will be next March / April because of waiting list . I cant put up with this noise for another four or five months .