It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Hearing Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2001, 09:46 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: st. paul,mn,usa
Posts: 4
joe banks HB User
Question ear flutters

My ear is making a fluttering or bubbling sound sort of like a kitten's purring. No pain or loss of hearing...more like a distraction. What is it...can it get worse?

 
Old 01-18-2001, 05:16 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 1
vjs1 HB User
Post

I just started having the same problem today! It sure is weird. I've had ringing in the ears before...but this is totally different. I also noticed that the muscles around my ear seem to tense when the flutter occurs. I don't know which comes first though, the tension or the flutter. Hopefully someone has an answer.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-12-2001, 07:56 PM   #3
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 19
Twitchy HB User
Post

Wow, I thought I was the only one! I have the fluttering too. It happens mostly when there is a noise close to my ear. It's most noticeable at night, especially when I move my head on the pillow. Seems like it happens in the opposite ear of the one the noise is in. It does it occasionally while on the phone too. My mom said it happens to her too, sometimes. Someone help us flutterers!!!

 
Old 06-21-2002, 08:17 AM   #4
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 19
Twitchy HB User
Post

To the top...

 
Old 06-25-2002, 01:27 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Alexandria, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 65
vernon123 HB User
Post

The fluttering that you all are getting may be caused by a muscle in the middle ear. I have these horrible thumping sensations in both ears. The ENT said they are caused by this muscle. I had the muscle in my L/H ear cut (The surgery was pretty gruesome, cutting through the ear drum to get at the muscle) and now I only get isolated thumping sensations in that ear. My R/H ear also only gets isolated thumping sensations. Only ask about the surgery if this problem is really bothering you. It's better to go without surgery if that is possible. Also, beware of botox injections. I had botox injections done in both ear muscles and I got patulous eustachian tube dysfunction in my L/H ear, a condition you don't want to get! The best of luck to you all>

 
Old 05-20-2005, 09:44 AM   #6
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13
Harmony417 HB User
Re: ear flutters

Am new to this thread and forum.

I would like to comment on this thumping, drumming and fluttering in the inner ear, including the humming in the ear. I have the thumping in my left ear and the humming in my right ear. The humming is constant, but the thumping like a jumping nerve or spasm comes and goes.

I have been experiencing these symptoms since November 2004, after my 4th episode with MS. Of course I did not know I had MS until my eyes were affected and then more testings were done.

It amazes me that people who experience this know more of what is happening then the Dr.s and Neuros. My neuro is checking for everything else but Tinnitis, go figure. So I printed up info and am going to send it to him, maybe a hint.

Hello all and hope all are doing great.

Leona

 
Old 05-22-2005, 11:59 AM   #7
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13
Harmony417 HB User
Re: ear flutters

Question to all with this problem of fluttering in the ear or ears.

What test did your Dr. do in regards to this problem. What did they come up with.

Concerned about testings being done.

Leona

 
Old 05-22-2005, 01:25 PM   #8
lib lib is offline
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 850
lib HB Userlib HB User
Re: ear flutters

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harmony417
Question to all with this problem of fluttering in the ear or ears.

What test did your Dr. do in regards to this problem. What did they come up with.

Concerned about testings being done.

Leona
they can try to do a tympanogram, but its not always accurate, a good doc will know its the middle ear muscles by your description. where are you located?
lib

 
Old 05-22-2005, 01:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posts: 132
lucylane HB User
Re: ear flutters

Anyone who hears a noise in their ear or ears, should plug their ears with their fingers and see if they can still hear it. If you still hear it, it's tinnitus.

 
Old 05-23-2005, 09:28 PM   #10
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13
Harmony417 HB User
Re: ear flutters

Quote:
Originally Posted by lib
they can try to do a tympanogram, but its not always accurate, a good doc will know its the middle ear muscles by your description. where are you located?
lib
Springfield Missouri. Looking for a new Neuro.

Leona

 
Old 05-23-2005, 09:30 PM   #11
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13
Harmony417 HB User
Re: ear flutters

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucylane
Anyone who hears a noise in their ear or ears, should plug their ears with their fingers and see if they can still hear it. If you still hear it, it's tinnitus.
I just did that and I can still hear the ringing sound. I was diagnosed with MS in December so this is really bothersome to me. The lesion that nailed me in November is what has began the new noise thing and thumping in my ears.

Leona

 
Old 05-24-2005, 06:39 AM   #12
lib lib is offline
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 850
lib HB Userlib HB User
Re: ear flutters

[QUOTE=Harmony417]I just did that and I can still hear the ringing sound. I was diagnosed with MS in December so this is really bothersome to me. The lesion that nailed me in November is what has began the new noise thing and thumping in my ears.

Leona[/QUOT

middle ear myoclonus seems to be more common in people with m s,
you need a neurotoligist....i know dr timothy hain is at northwestern or there abouts, could you see him?
lib

 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:30 AM   #13
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
loveherbs HB User
Re: ear flutters

WOWOWOWOWOW. I have this horrible thumping sound. You are the first person I have read like me. It started two months ago. I have both ear pressure and pressure around my ears. It is giving me panic attacks and everyone I talk to thinks I am nuts now. What is this?? I had a mri-fine Had a ct-fine. Meanwhile I am soo not fine!!!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Sharp Paiful Heart Flutters! bullgod Heart Disorders 6 11-09-2008 05:24 AM
Heart Flutters after periods stop JudeNZ Menopause 2 04-28-2007 03:48 PM
flutters paxy Acid Reflux / GERD 6 01-27-2007 04:42 PM
flutters and ectopics... meeee1974 Heart Disorders 4 11-08-2006 08:53 AM
Heart Flutters and indigestion? justme231 Heart Disorders 1 10-22-2006 07:49 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



billcindy1 (17), Sanguine2011 (10), Fantine (9), rmabowhunter (3), OhMyEars (3), RealityMatt (3), Jacki93 (3), lib (3), niteskylover (3), Queen always (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (903), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:42 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!