Vibrating deep sound in left ear
For the last 7 years I have had a very strange noise and sensation in my left ear, which sounds external but I am sure must be internal. This comes and goes in severity, sometimes it is very mild, and other times, like now, it can be unbearably loud. I have just got over a cold so I am hoping it will get better/quieter soon, but I am concerned it won't.
I have 3 types of tinnitus in total, one is a static whooshing sound in my right ear, like a untuned TV, I can cope with that one okay. My second is a fairly quiet whine in my left ear, mainly heard when finger is in ear or very quiet, again I can cope with that ok. My third type is the worst, it is a humming sound, like generator or truck parked outside your window with engine on type sound, very loud and annoying when in a quiet room. When in a noisy room I can still feel it as it twitches and moves my ear a bit and just feels like a deep vibration going through me.
I have also noticed certain noises will cancel it out a bit. An airplane in the far distance will stop the noise, until the plane has passed. If I hit the right pitch with a humming noise from my mouth I can cancel it out. However other noises, such as a kettle boiling, cars parking with engines left on, etc, can make it worse and almost make me feel sick.
Back 7 years ago when it began was after I had been using ear plugs every day as my neighbours dogs were annoying me. The about 2 weeks later I remember thinking a tractor was outside my house all the time in a near by field ploughing it. Took me a day to realise it was coming from me. I have no idea if the use of ear plugs kicked it off or if that was a coincidence.
Any idea if a head cold is the reason this has got bad if it is highly likely to go back to being quiet again ? I am worried I blew my nose too hard too many times or something, as I had the worst blocked nose ever, so I had to keep clearing it.
Thanks for any help !!
Last edited by JonUK; 04-11-2012 at 08:09 PM.