I would appreciate some advice here as I am at my wits end.
Almost 3 weeks ago I was sitting at my desk at work and noticed a rumbling start in my ears. Having had a very low sounding high pitched tinnitus from a concert a few years ago, I found this low frequency sound strange but thought it would probably disappear.
Fast forward since then and I have seen an ENT and an Otologist and both have said I am suffering chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (I pop my ears only to have them suck right back in as negative ear pressure) and the GP's which referred me say they can see this as well, with inflammation and a bit of glue behind the ear. I had 2 hearing tests as well which came out fine.
I have had clicking ears for years and have been diagnosed with TMJ which I ocassionally wear a night splint for when my jaw is playing up. (It has been playing up the last couple of months popping out of place).
Problem is, I suffer from extreme anxiety and am thinking this well never go away. I only ever go to concerts with musicians ear plugs after I got the low level tinnitus from a concert a few years ago and didn't do anything noise related which would have brought this on. The rumbling gets better and worse seemingly depending on my neck and jaw position and external rumbling sounds like those of a large air conditioner or loud bass which sounds similar to the noise is sending me batty, it's almost like it increases with those sounds or like a muscle is spasming. The noise seems to always change when my partner massages my jaw and neck which further tells me there must be a connection. I also get a broken speaker sounds like my ears are fluttering or vibrating with very loud noise.
If anyone could please give me advice I'd much appreciate it. I have taken extended time off work to sort myself out and was very depressed thinking this will never end. My specialists all keep telling me it probably will stop and it's almost definitely a mechanical problem rather than nerve damage, but I am so scared.
Last edited by Administrator; 06-13-2013 at 07:00 AM.