Ooh ooh hello, I have exactly the same thing in my left ear. It's soooooooooooooooo frustrating! It started off as a fluttering, as though there was a moth in my ear, but has now become more of a thumping and its certain frequencies that make it worse, like coins and running water. I went to the GP and it turned out I had a perferated ear drum and because of the hole in my ear it was causing the sounds I hear to vibrate my eardrum. I was even told that it was the shampoo getting in my ear when I wash my hair. (doctors do worry me sometimes)
Then my eardrum healed , but the tapping stayed and has just got worse! I have been to my GP about 5 times now regarding this and they just do not seem to have a clue.
The only time this annoying sound stops is if I cup my ear with my hand or anything rubber so that there is no air getting into it. This is how I have to sleep now.
Im now going to look up on idiopathic stapedial musle spasms.
Originally Posted by dieselman8
Hi, thanks for the great reply. My symptoms seem to coincide with idiopathic stapedial musle spasms. I also ran across a post searching on ****** which described exactly my condition, namely sounds in one ear trigger muscle spasms in the other ear. Still no solution unfortunately.
Seems that different things work for different people. One person claimed that doing curls with dumbells gives temporary relief for an hour or so. Another claimed that just relaxing and not stressing out solved his symptoms for a short period of time. Another had one of the middle ear muscles clipped, and another chose to take anti-seizure medicine.
Hopefully when I get a break this summer to relax it'll subside a bit.