Hi everyone, if you have read my posts you know that I started off with a roaring noise in my ear last February. It has gone through many sound variations, including volume ranges from loud to soft. Seems like no rhyme or reason to this. But these last two days my ear has taken on a new sound. A crackling sound. I describe it as ice on tiny tree branches that click together in the wind. Of course there is a buzz behind the crackling. This morning I heard a cracking sound but spaced farther apart.My Family Dr. Says according to my hearing chart that it is hearing loss. I don't need to see ENT. But, all the reading I have done suggests I may have eustacian tube disfunction. I am going to see an ERT of my choice next week anyway. Any thoughts on this? Plus this morning when I was massaging around my ear the crackling started. Also, several weeks back I did experience some pain in my ear but has since gone away. Thanks for your input. The cracklimg has started again. This is sethimg new. I may add that we use a woodstove for the winter and it sits in the middle of the house. Could that be a factor in my ear situation?!