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    Old 10-01-2007, 08:55 AM   #46
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    Re: crackling in my ears

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    Lib,

    I am sooo nervous, Wednesday is the big day for me, I know it is a quick op, but still scary, I am worried of the bleeding after the op will give me a blocked up ear which will last for weeks until the blood drains away down the eustachian tube.

    how was it for you after the op? were you blocked up?
    and do you have this autophony? it does'nt sound nice.

    Please do advice. Thank You.

    Libby
    hi libby,
    the ear will have packing in it so it will be blocked up, but it reallyis no big deal, after a week to 10 days its fine.
    i do not have autophoney.
    try not to be nervous, its a simple procedure and you will be glad you did iy.
    where are you having this done at?
    lib

     
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    Old 10-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #47
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    Re: crackling in my ears

    Thank you Nik for the info.
    The sounds are like micro wave popcorn when it is popping fast. That would be the best desciption.
    Thank you again
    Mogo

     
    Old 10-01-2007, 07:21 PM   #48
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    Re: crackling in my ears

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    Lib,

    I am sooo nervous, Wednesday is the big day for me, I know it is a quick op, but still scary, I am worried of the bleeding after the op will give me a blocked up ear which will last for weeks until the blood drains away down the eustachian tube.

    how was it for you after the op? were you blocked up?
    and do you have this autophony? it does'nt sound nice.

    Please do advice. Thank You.

    Libby
    Good luck Libby. Let us know how you are doing as soon as you feel like posting.

     
    Old 10-02-2007, 08:58 PM   #49
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    Good luck, Libby!!!

    Jennifer, that is interesting that your symptoms began after a stressful time. I was going through one of the most stressful times of my life...wedding, major surgery, and a cross-country move. Yeah, moving is definitely VERY stressful when you're going far away to somewhere totally unfamiliar! I definitely am going for massage therapy, as you suggested...I've done it a few times, just not enough b/c it's expensive. I also do acupuncture...I have a lot of muscular pain as well, so it can't hurt to do these things!

     
    Old 10-11-2007, 03:34 PM   #50
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    Good luck, Libby!!!

    Jennifer, that is interesting that your symptoms began after a stressful time. I was going through one of the most stressful times of my life...wedding, major surgery, and a cross-country move. Yeah, moving is definitely VERY stressful when you're going far away to somewhere totally unfamiliar! I definitely am going for massage therapy, as you suggested...I've done it a few times, just not enough b/c it's expensive. I also do acupuncture...I have a lot of muscular pain as well, so it can't hurt to do these things!
    Hope it helps Maggiemay!!

    Jennifer

     
    Old 01-16-2008, 10:43 AM   #51
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    Please help!

    I have been reading all the messages and am quite confident that one of you will be able to help me.

    Ok, so I will just start at the beginning with the long list of problems and the long list of tests and diagnosis I have been given. I have been having problems for about 3 years now. I have pressure in my left ear about 90% of the day. It is sometimes accompanied by moderate pain, ringing in the ears, clicking or snapping sound after I talk, being able to hear myself talk - muffled. Anyway, I know many of you have had this combo of symptoms. I first saw an ENT since I was sure there was something wrong with my ear. The tests showed so significant hearing loss or ET dysfunction. He looked in my ears and said the fullness was just due to allergies. Well, I am a pharmacist and tried about every combination of decongestant/antihistamine/steroid out there and I knew it was not allergies. Anyway, since there seemed to be nothing wrong with my ear I was happy and willing to accept the diagnosis of TMJ from my dentist. So we did the whole braces/splint thing to correct my bite. OK, well that did not work and I don't think there was much wrong with my bit to begin with. When this did nothing I went back the the ENT and had the same results from the same test they did last time. Still no help in sight. My dentist then referred my to a specialist in TMJ and craniofacial pain. They did the same splint thing again, an injection into the joint and still nothing. I had an MRI and it showed no problems with the joint. The TMJ specialist has contacted his friend that is an ENT. They seem to think it could be the tensor tympani. Could a spasm of this muscle cause all this feeling of pressure/fullness in my ear. This pressure/fullness all the time is my biggest complaint. Yes, the snapping sound after talking is bothersome too but does come and go. Hearing myself talk it not as sever as some of you have experienced it. Anyway, I have seen many doctors and had many tests and spent lots of money! What do you all think is the diagnosis and what can I expect as treatment?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    God bless,
    Emily

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    Old 01-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #52
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    Have you looked into getting ear tubes placed in to help equalize the pressure inside and outside your ear? Could also look into the Eustachian tube and it's function.

     
    Old 02-12-2008, 10:28 AM   #53
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    Hi, I'm Esther. I became aware of a crackling in my left ear about Sept '07 and thought nothing of it. Became progressive louder and more often. Now it's about 80% of my awake time and loud enough to interfere with my excellent hearing in that ear. No hearing loss. No fluid or wax. No head or neck damage. Due for an MRI ASAP. I just need to know that I'm not alone in this as I've never heard of this before. A friend directed me to this sight. I guess we'll have to hang in there.

     
    Old 02-22-2008, 08:45 AM   #54
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    Please help!

    I have been reading all the messages and am quite confident that one of you will be able to help me.

    Ok, so I will just start at the beginning with the long list of problems and the long list of tests and diagnosis I have been given. I have been having problems for about 3 years now. I have pressure in my left ear about 90% of the day. It is sometimes accompanied by moderate pain, ringing in the ears, clicking or snapping sound after I talk, being able to hear myself talk - muffled. Anyway, I know many of you have had this combo of symptoms. I first saw an ENT since I was sure there was something wrong with my ear. The tests showed so significant hearing loss or ET dysfunction. He looked in my ears and said the fullness was just due to allergies. Well, I am a pharmacist and tried about every combination of decongestant/antihistamine/steroid out there and I knew it was not allergies. Anyway, since there seemed to be nothing wrong with my ear I was happy and willing to accept the diagnosis of TMJ from my dentist. So we did the whole braces/splint thing to correct my bite. OK, well that did not work and I don't think there was much wrong with my bit to begin with. When this did nothing I went back the the ENT and had the same results from the same test they did last time. Still no help in sight. My dentist then referred my to a specialist in TMJ and craniofacial pain. They did the same splint thing again, an injection into the joint and still nothing. I had an MRI and it showed no problems with the joint. The TMJ specialist has contacted his friend that is an ENT. They seem to think it could be the tensor tympani. Could a spasm of this muscle cause all this feeling of pressure/fullness in my ear. This pressure/fullness all the time is my biggest complaint. Yes, the snapping sound after talking is bothersome too but does come and go. Hearing myself talk it not as sever as some of you have experienced it. Anyway, I have seen many doctors and had many tests and spent lots of money! What do you all think is the diagnosis and what can I expect as treatment?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    God bless,
    Emily
    absolutley! yes the middle ear muscles can spasm causing all these symptoms.

     
    Old 03-12-2008, 08:34 PM   #55
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    Hi, I'm Esther. I became aware of a crackling in my left ear about Sept '07 and thought nothing of it. Became progressive louder and more often. Now it's about 80% of my awake time and loud enough to interfere with my excellent hearing in that ear. No hearing loss. No fluid or wax. No head or neck damage. Due for an MRI ASAP. I just need to know that I'm not alone in this as I've never heard of this before. A friend directed me to this sight. I guess we'll have to hang in there.
    I too am experiencing the same crackling sensation in my right ear. It is particularly noticable in situations where I have to speak louder...it sounds almost like a raspy stereo speaker. I have seen my GP as well as two other doctors who can't seen to find anything wrong. I am due to see a specialist soon and with any luck, I will have answers. My hearing is otherwise very good...no tinnitis or hearing loss, just that annoying crackling. I am a professional musician and believe me, it has me a bit worried too.

     
    Old 03-17-2008, 05:24 AM   #56
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    Hello...

    I am going nuts because for the past month or so I have had light crackling sound in my right ear off and on. It sounds a little like soap bubbles popping. I am not noticing any other symptoms like vertigo, etc. Does anyone know what this could be?

    thanks!
    Carey

     
    Old 03-18-2008, 07:05 AM   #57
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    Hello Dominick,

    I too have had these symptoms for about two months now and it is really having an impact on my day-to-day existence! As a professional musician, you could imagine how it effects me!

    My symptoms are excited by sound; that is it is not tinnitis. Loud sounds, certain frequencies when whistling or humming or even playing my trombone cause this kazoo-like buzzing in my right ear. I was having a conversation on the phone the other day that drove me nuts because it sounded as though a bee was buzzing around in my ear. Are your symptoms the same?

    I finally had enough of the situation a couple of days ago and went to get yet another opinion (I had seen three doctors up to this point who say there doesn't seem to be anything wrong). This doctor immediately diagnosed the problem as an inner ear infection and prescribed an anti-fungal salve that so far seems to be giving me some hope. It is still noticable from time-to-time but not nearly as bad as before. I plan to see an ENT regardless just to make sure.

    I wish you luck and hope it turns out to be something that can be easily remedied. I would see a specialist and get a professional opinion.

    Good Luck,

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    Old 03-24-2008, 07:30 PM   #58
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    No...from the sound of things you are certainly not alone! I have been on a number of different sites now and read countless testimonials from other who also have this problem. All of us have one thing significantly in common...no one seems to have a clue as to what causes this day-to-day annoyance. I have been to several different doctors and they too are telling me that all is well. I am on a wait-list for an ENT and I am hoping that he will have some answers for me (if so, I will pass them on).

    I wish you the very best and here's hoping your ENT can provide you with answers and treatment. Keep us posted!

    Bassbrass

     
    Old 07-03-2008, 06:04 AM   #59
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    absolutley! yes the middle ear muscles can spasm causing all these symptoms.
    Lib - I've got crackling in both ears, its caused by swallowing, opening and closing my mouth wide, yawning and sometimes head movements. My doctor says its ETD, but its been 3 months and I still have the problem. The clicks are short and sharp sounding. Does this sound like ETD or a myoclonus to you? What tests do the doctors do to differentiate? Things that make me think its ETD are it started when i had an ear infection and cold 3 months ago and apparently ETD can take a long time to resolve. Things that make me think its myoclonus, the sound feels / sounds to me like its originating at the ear drum, its a sharp snappish crackle type sound like crinckling newspaper. There are no other ETD symptoms like pressure problems and i can do valsalva easily. However I'm not sure its myoclonus as its not affected by sounds, and only occurs when i actively swallow, or tense muscles in the ear area. Let me know what you think and what I should tell teh ENT to check next time i see him.

    Thanks

     
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