Dial Up Tinnitus: Ear Infection?

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    1. iop90cwl

      iop90cwl Member

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      Hey guys. So last night I started experiencing a digital sound, like a dial up modem or a fax machine uploading something, in my right ear only. The pitch changes from 330Hz to 310Hz rapidly and sounds digital. I remember the exact moment I started having it, too. I was sitting on my couch at around 8 PM March 3, 2016. At first I thought it was my old Dell desktop making noise, so I turned off the computer. Then, when it didn't stop, I unplugged the power strip. Still making noise. Frustrated, I left the room.

      The sound followed me.

      Now, I didn't experience it last night, but today, external sounds with my right ear have been just a bit quieter and I definitely feel a bit of pressure in my ear, which leads me to believe it might be an ear infection. That's good, because it means my tinnitus could go away. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for Monday afternoon. Still, after over 24 hours with it, I'm wondering how some of you veterans on here can cope. Has anyone on here had temporary tinnitus from an ear infection?

      Scared but Optimistic,
    2. attheedgeofscience

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

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      Head Injury

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