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

Inner Ear Disorders Message Board

Tinnitus during and now after ear infection

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 5
Mason09 HB User
Tinnitus during and now after ear infection


I had some discomfort and tinnitus in my left ear for quite a while and so went to the doctors at the start of the year. He said I had an ear infection and gave me some antibiotics to clear it up. According to the doctor it was quite a ‘severe’ infection (probably paraphrasing, I can't remember specifically what he said. Suffice to say, it was quite a whopper) and it took a while to shift. I still had the tinnitus after the infection and he thought I might've had some mucous behind the eardrum so he gave me some stuff for that. Anyway I got checked out by a specialist and he concluded that this wasn’t the case; he said my ear looks absolutely fine. Is it normal for the tinnitus to stick around for a while until everything ‘settles down’? If so how long does it normally take to do so in vague terms? The tinnitus sounds like a relatively quiet and less angry white noise; I’m seventeen; generally quite healthy and it’s probably been 2 months(ish) since the infection cleared up if any of these facts have any implication.

Thanks a lot

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 4
pacfan HB User
Re: Tinnitus during and now after ear infection

Alright mate

I've only just joined this site and I experience very similar symptoms to yourself. I've got 2 posts, have a read through them, I think you might find some of the stuff I've mentioned quite helpful.

Anything else, send me a PM or just reply on here.

Old 05-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York City
Posts: 1
mbhill78 HB User
Re: Tinnitus during and now after ear infection

I had a bad ear infection when I was 8 years old and after the antibiotics were completed and the ear infection gone, I noticed I had ringing in my ears. I went to my then pediatrician, and he of course did not "see" anything wrong with my ears and being a child, I wonder if he even believed me. I am now 34 years old and I have had constant bilateral ringing since, 24/7. That is 26 years of annoying ringing and sometimes it gets worse, but if I try to get my mind off of it, the ringing goes back to the "normal" tone. I also hear a clicking/popping sound every single time I swallow. Fortunately, my hearing is excellent but if the ringing just decreased, I would be in heaven!!

During Chiropratic school, my anatomy professor informed me that in the 80s there was an antibiotic that had a side effect of tinnitus (don't recall the name) so I am sure that the antibiotic did this to me, as my ears were 100% normal before. I have never tried any herbal remedies and ANYTHING anyone has to recommend would be appreciated.

I have lived with it for 26 of my 34 years, so I can continue to live with it, but I will be first in line for a fail-safe treatment!

Closed Thread

ear infection, tinnitus

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:05 PM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!