Tinnitus After Ear Infection

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    1. SteveHol

      SteveHol Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection?
      Hello All,
      I have had a general high pitched tinnitus for many years. It is sort of spread, not local to one ear. Then last September I had a hissing in my right ear. The doctor diagnosed an infection and prescribed a spray for it. After a week the hissing stopped. Then two weeks later the hissing returned and I noticed a reduced hearing in my right ear. I went back to the doc who said no visible infection and I was referred to an ear clinic. I had a CT scan which didn't find anything and I had a hearing test which showed a hearing loss in my right ear. The ear specialist said, as no physical cause was found, nothing can be done.
      I feel that something must have happened to my ear but I don't know how to find if it is anything that can be fixed. Can anyone help?
      Steve
       
    2. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Was the only symptom the hissing?
       
    3. SteveHol

      SteveHol Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection?
      Hi Marie,
      There is a constant hissing, it varies in volume a bit. But the hearing loss in that ear happened at the same time. It is quite severe in that I can no longer hear the phone with that ear, I have to remember always to use my right ear.
      Thanks for your interest.
      Steve
       

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