My problem with my left ear started back in January 2016, when I was 8 months pregnant and I got a wonderful cold. It actually started when the cold went, and I was left with an occasional fullness in the left ear and like it was blocked. I could then hear my own voice echo back at me, really weird, no amount of ear popping would stop it, it seemed to last 10 mins then go, seemed to happen once/twice a week for three weeks then it just stopped.. Then when I was 37 weeks pregnant and it was my first week of maternity leave, I got another cold.. worse cold I've had in years omg.. being pregnant meant that I couldn't take the usual decongestants like lempsip, so just had to suffer, that cold went and for the last part of my pregnancy, every time I would go to bed one of my nostrils would be totally blocked!! i'd be fine during day with my sinuses, but at night soon as I got into bed.. boom.. blocked nose.. had to use a little bit of vicks sinex so I could sleep.. this is when the strange humming sound in my left ear started. It only happens when its quiet.. its like someone switches on and off a switch and this loud hum starts, sounds right on the ear drum, making it vibrate with the hum too, only way to stop it, is with sound.. this isn't a masking thing either, sounds actually do stop it from humming & vibrating and when that sound stops, the loud hum switches back on. Moving my head will stop it as well..till i stop moving, then it switches the hum back on. Shaking my head side to side makes hum come and go like if you was beating a drum.. Throughout the day I have a fullness and pressure feeling in my ear and I also get slight ear ache too.. sometimes certain noises can vibrate my ear drum.. like now, typing on this keyboard, the noise of the keys is making my eardrum hurt slightly and making a thudding sound on it.. its weird. Ive seen two DR's, both told me its tinnitus, nothing can be done, one DR looked in my ear and throat and said everything looks fine. I sometimes get a painful throat too.. although I've not had the throat pain for a few weeks now. hopefully that has stopped. Its making me miserable, I can go to bed in a quiet room as long as I don't lie awake for too long, then my ear will start off, usually waking at 5am with the loud humming, Ive had to keep my ipad beside my bed with calming sounds on like the sound of the ocean etc.. as it actually stops the ear drum hum and vibrating so I can get back to sleep. Recently my right ear is starting to do the same, although no where near as bad and seems to just feel full and hum most of the time. But i'm worried that its now going to spread to my right ear and that will get worse! Anyone else had this type of tinnitus? I think its trapped fluid behind my ear drum. I would like to add that i've always had a permanent ringing in my ears, since I can remember, but its not that loud really and has never bothered me.. but this feels different, like more physical, than just the usual ringing in your ears thing.