Crackling ear!!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Flexi, May 2, 2014.

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    1. Flexi
      Stressed

      Flexi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      My left ear has whistling when i hear people speak or when i speak myself it whistles as well.
      Yesterday i noticed when i was chewing food i could hear crackling in my left ear. I tried moving just my jaw left and right and the crackling is there also.

      Can anyone give me insight to theae symptoms please. My anxiety levels have just gone up.
       
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    2. Laura89
      Tired

      Laura89 Member

      Location:
      Calgary, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 14, 2014
      Flexi the crackling might just be sinus issues, do not worry too much. I used a neti pot yesterday and now my ears are cracking every time I swallow, very annoying. Give it some time, chew some gum, drink water, do a head sauna and put some drops of peppermint or tea tree essential oils and breathe them. Might help relieve. I notice that when I do the valsava maneuver the cracking is gone for a lil while. Super annoying I know, but should go away. I have in both ears, damn neti pot!! hugs,and don't stress.
       
    3. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      It might also be euchastian tube dysfunction, it sounds serious but it's really just one of those annoying ailments! The symptoms include crackling and popping in the ear, a feeling of fullness and of course tinnitus! Look it up on the internet and speak to your doctor about it, it's basically a problem with the tubes connecting your nose and ears! I have it and it's very annoying but can be managed and treated!
       
    4. Possibly tmj
       
    5. Littlebailey

      Littlebailey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014

      When you say managed and treated, you mean the T as well? Like, if you handle the ETD problems, the ringing goes right along with it?
       
    6. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      I'm only in the early stages of treating my ETD, the doctors have been fairly vague in saying that the T should go along with the ETD but that it may take slightly longer for the T to go, some say it might take up to 6 months!
       
    7. @Maddy how are you treating it?
       
    8. Littlebailey

      Littlebailey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014

      Maddy, please keep us posted. What did your doctors tell you about ETD and T? Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
       
    9. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      @Street Spirit I've been given a steroid nasal to help reduce inflammation in the euchastian tubes and to help the fluid move out of the tubes! But the doctor has said it can take up to a month before I start to notice any real difference or improvement!

      @Littlebailey my doctor seemed to know very little about the link between ETD and T except that there is one! They said that if the T remains after a month of using the steroid nasal spray then I will be referred to an ear specialist who will know more!
       
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    10. Penelope33
      Torn

      Penelope33 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2013
      Hi Maddy, how was your etd diagnosed? Did you have typmanomotry? My ears cracle pop every time I swallow too. Started before the t. My ent is not thinking I have etd but that my ears have always popped but not noticed before . I know they didn't do that before. Anyway, they said tmp testing let's them know about e tubes and my test was ok.
       
    11. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      Hey Penelope, my doctor only really looked into both my ears using those things with the light on the end, so i assume she was making the diagnose based on my description of symptoms. I think i'm going to wait until I have finished the steroid nasal spray and if the T and popping/crackling are still continuing then I am going to insist on a referral to a ear specialist!
       
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    12. demi
      No Mood

      demi Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2012
      I think I have ETD, but this happened after a T Spike from going to a concert. My ears also crackle and pop now!
       
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    13. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      @demi the ears are such a complicated things! The crackling and popping is almost as annoying as the T! Did your T start as a result of noise?
       
    14. demi
      No Mood

      demi Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2012
      Yeah I initially got T back in December 2012, and then November 2013 I went to a concert and T spiked a lot - and I got the crackling/popping and Hyperacusis!
       
    15. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      Ahh I see, how old are you if you don't mind me asking? I'm 17 and find that with my T I avoid certain situations that I'd love to go to as I worry about worsening my T!
       
    16. demi
      No Mood

      demi Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2012
      23, I definitely regret thinking I'd be able to go to concerts again! Take care of your ears! Was your T brought on by noise?
       
    17. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      at the moment the doctors are saying that it was brought on by ETD or an infection in the middle ear! My friends mum has bought us tickets for a concert in October, I don't know whether to go and wear ear plugs or not go at all?
       
    18. Kittyl
      Disapproved

      Kittyl Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2014
      When I mentioned the crackling noise/ sensation to the ENT, she said it was air & it was nothing to be concerned about, mind it was the worst appointment I've had & actual doubt she was connected to the ENT dept!!
       

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