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Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 08:17 PM
My left ear has been making almost a purring or ticking noise but its soft. Any ideas what this could be? It almost feels like if its twitching inside my ear hole. Not loud at all but i can feel it, not like a heartbeat but like someones tappin drums. I have had bad allergies and sneezing alot the past 2 weekends and noticed it more the last few days. Could this be an ear infection or anyone experience anything similiar? Its like a light thumping noise that seems random and i seem to notice it when im at home and not all day at work being busy.

DeezNutz
04-14-2011, 08:19 PM
The aliens are hatching. Sorry, dude. But can I have your casino cash?

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 08:21 PM
The aliens are hatching. Sorry, dude. But can I have your casino cash?
Sure....

This is slightly annoying however...my hearing isn't affected and i clean my ears all the time.

Detoxing
04-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Sounds like you got a blown ear drum. Try reattaching it with some silicone. that should hold it for awhile.

If not you can always pick up a new one at best buy. just make sure you get one with the same ohm range as your amp/head unit.

bevischief
04-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Go see the dr. Otherwise the timelords are returning... Go get checked out.

It might be HARRP relative.

Your choice.


Or your you are going insane...


Again your choice.

Detoxing
04-14-2011, 08:23 PM
It might be HARRP relative.



This is very likely as well.

bevischief
04-14-2011, 08:24 PM
It is called a thunderstorm...

stlchiefs
04-14-2011, 08:25 PM
I know someone who deals w/ this kind of stuff, here's the deal: it sounds like fluid build up which can cause your ear drum to vibrate and cause this feeling/noise. Take an antihistamine to try to re-leave the pressure, if that doesn't work, go see an ENT or Doctor.

DeezNutz
04-14-2011, 08:27 PM
Sure....

This is slightly annoying however...my hearing isn't affected and i clean my ears all the time.

LMAO. Thanks. I was keeding.

Try flushing them. If you clean your ears with a Q-tip, you can actually be packing wax deep down, which can only be removed with flushing.

jspchief
04-14-2011, 08:27 PM
I know someone who deals w/ this kind of stuff, here's the deal: it sounds like fluid build up which can cause your ear drum to vibrate and cause this feeling/noise. Take an antihistamine to try to re-leave the pressure, if that doesn't work, go see an ENT or Doctor.Same thing I was thinking. Your sinuses are connected to your ear canal, so allergies could put fluid in there.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 08:29 PM
I know someone who deals w/ this kind of stuff, here's the deal: it sounds like fluid build up which can cause your ear drum to vibrate and cause this feeling/noise. Take an antihistamine to try to re-leave the pressure, if that doesn't work, go see an ENT or Doctor.

Yeah it's my left ear, i will give it a shot. Its just a minor annoyance right now. If it keeps going ill see a dr.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 08:29 PM
LMAO. Thanks. I was keeding.

Try flushing them. If you clean your ears with a Q-tip, you can actually be packing wax deep down, which can only be removed with flushing.

You're my boy blue....

Seriously though you could be right...JSP and STLchiefs has the right idea about it. my other ear is fine, just strange. most of the day i dont even have it or atleast notice.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 08:31 PM
Same thing I was thinking. Your sinuses are connected to your ear canal, so allergies could put fluid in there.

Wouldnt suprise me, the last few weekends ive had bad sneezing/allergies/runny noise...you guys are onto something ill take some antihistamines and see if it helps

I took benadryl the days i had it bad and it made me better, just a weird side effect iguess

bevischief
04-14-2011, 08:36 PM
Wax build up blockage?

ChiTown
04-14-2011, 08:38 PM
Classic case of earwigs hatching eggs in your Cochlea. You should be fine in a couple of years....if you don't cut your ear off first due to the craziness it will drive you to. Good luck.

bevischief
04-14-2011, 08:40 PM
It is one of those things from Star Trek 2 the Wrath of Khan.

seclark
04-14-2011, 08:41 PM
Classic case of earwigs hatching eggs in your Cochlea. You should be fine in a couple of years....if you don't cut your ear off first due to the craziness it will drive you to. Good luck.

here here! same here, you hear?

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Otter
04-14-2011, 08:42 PM
Is there a sleeping cat on your shoulder?

Hog Farmer
04-14-2011, 08:53 PM
Seriously, this is most likely a buildup of wax in the inner ear. You can go to the doctor and spend $200 to have them flush it out or you can spend $1.50 at the car wash. It really doesn't hurt that much.

Mr. Laz
04-14-2011, 08:56 PM
listening to loud music lately?
dirty ears?
punctured ear drum?

bevischief
04-14-2011, 08:57 PM
q-tip?

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Haven't been blasting music in my ears, i clean my ears with a qtip atleast once a week and have done that forever.

Jayhawker
04-14-2011, 09:03 PM
I have something similar, I can be at school all day and nothing will happen with my ears but when I'm by myself and have no noises around it starts to ring in my ears and will get louder as it goes on. I looked it up and it said I have tinnitus.

KurtCobain
04-14-2011, 09:03 PM
I hope you don't die. You're a decent contributer to this community and I might go commit a hate crime if your life is lost.

Mr. Laz
04-14-2011, 09:05 PM
if your eardrums explode ... post pictures.

BigRedChief
04-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Wax? BS

You probably have a hole in your eardrum. Small one or you'd be in pain. Most of the time they heal theirselfs. Going on longer than a week or two go see a Dr. You get an infection in there it can spread really quick and you have a serious health issue.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 09:27 PM
Wax? BS

You probably have a hole in your eardrum. Small one or you'd be in pain. Most of the time they heal theirselfs. Going on longer than a week or two go see a Dr. You get an infection in there it can spread really quick and you have a serious health issue.

thanks, ive only seemed to notice it probably the last 3-4 days i think...no pain at all...if it keeps going on through early next week ill go

seclark
04-14-2011, 09:28 PM
i'm thinking gall bladder.
or lupus?
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BigRedChief
04-14-2011, 09:30 PM
thanks, ive only seemed to notice it probably the last 3-4 days i think...no pain at all...if it keeps going on through early next week ill goyou don't have to be a Dr. to know an infection on the other side of your ear inside your head, right next to your brain ....isn't a good thing.

Okie_Apparition
04-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Go see some hippie nature freak so they can put something in your ear and light it on fire.

Dicky McElephant
04-14-2011, 10:27 PM
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Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:30 PM
i'm thinking gall bladder.
or lupus?
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It's never Lupus.
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kysirsoze
04-14-2011, 10:31 PM
I had ear wax compressed in my ear and it wasn't like the OP. It was a lot of pressure and pain. Got so bad I went to the emergency room where they had to scrape the wax off my ear with a plastic spike. Most intensely painful 10 minutes of my life.

Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Tinnitus, (sp)?
Nerve damage sounds more likely. It could be auto-immune. Get me a biopsy.
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Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:37 PM
WE NEED A LUMBAR PUNCTURE, STAT!
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Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:41 PM
What are your ICP and O2 levels? Do you have a family history of impacted ear-wax? You could have acute genetic porphyria. Put a cup of pee outside in the sun, if it turns purple, that's it.
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Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:42 PM
Are you a brother? If so, it's sickle-cell.
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alnorth
04-14-2011, 10:45 PM
Could be worse. Much worse. I've had fairly bad Tinnitus my whole life (parents exposed me to extremely loud music when I was young, I guess). I do very badly any time I have a hearing test because of the noise. I literally do not know what total complete silence sounds like, when I'm in a quiet room I hear a ringing in my ear like you'd hear if a gunshot was fired right next to you. Every night when I go to bed, my ears ring.

The good news is I am proof that people can get used to anything. I dont even notice the noise anymore, its just always there, no big deal. So if what you have now ends up being a long-term thing, sooner or later you'll stop noticing it.

Dicky McElephant
04-14-2011, 10:46 PM
Are you a brother? If so, it's sickle-cell.
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Dicky McElephant
04-14-2011, 10:47 PM
Could be worse. Much worse. I've had fairly bad Tinnitus my whole life (parents exposed me to extremely loud music when I was young, I guess). I do very badly any time I have a hearing test because of the noise. I literally do not know what total complete silence sounds like, when I'm in a quiet room I hear a ringing in my ear like you'd hear if a gunshot was fired right next to you. Every night when I go to bed, my ears ring.

The good news is I am proof that people can get used to anything. I dont even notice the noise anymore, its just always there, no big deal. So if what you have now ends up being a long-term thing, sooner or later you'll stop noticing it.

Does it have to be all of the time for it to be Tinnitus? I go weeks with ringing in my left ear and then it goes away for a while. It always comes back though.

Bowser
04-14-2011, 10:50 PM
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That looks more like scar tissue than ear wax.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 10:50 PM
Could be worse. Much worse. I've had fairly bad Tinnitus my whole life (parents exposed me to extremely loud music when I was young, I guess). I do very badly any time I have a hearing test because of the noise. I literally do not know what total complete silence sounds like, when I'm in a quiet room I hear a ringing in my ear like you'd hear if a gunshot was fired right next to you. Every night when I go to bed, my ears ring.

The good news is I am proof that people can get used to anything. I dont even notice the noise anymore, its just always there, no big deal. So if what you have now ends up being a long-term thing, sooner or later you'll stop noticing it.
What i have been hearing is def. not a ringing etc...it just seems like some weird clicking. Like i said earlier i dont even notice it all day, just seems the last few days laying in bed or chilling by myself i notice. hell when i was shaving my face in the bathroom earlier i didnt even noticei t. I probably am just magnifying the shit out of it since i notice everything

Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:51 PM
Does it have to be all of the time for it to be Tinnitus? I go weeks with ringing in my left ear and then it goes away for a while. It always comes back though.
That's definitely MS. Sorry, you're going to be a veggie.


Signed,

Dr. Gonzo
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Bowser
04-14-2011, 10:52 PM
What i have been hearing is def. not a ringing etc...it just seems like some weird clicking. Like i said earlier i dont even notice it all day, just seems the last few days laying in bed or chilling by myself i notice. hell when i was shaving my face in the bathroom earlier i didnt even noticei t. I probably am just magnifying the shit out of it since i notice everything

Sounds like an ear or sinus infection. Are you running a low fever? If not, it could just be as simple as having an ear flush. (And you'll be amazed at what comes out of there. :Lin: )

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 10:54 PM
Sounds like an ear or sinus infection. Are you running a low fever? If not, it could just be as simple as having an ear flush. (And you'll be amazed at what comes out of there. :Lin: )

I assume its some sort of infection, esp with the damn allergy issues ive had the past few weeks. Sounds gross either way

Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:54 PM
What i have been hearing is def. not a ringing etc...it just seems like some weird clicking. Like i said earlier i dont even notice it all day, just seems the last few days laying in bed or chilling by myself i notice. hell when i was shaving my face in the bathroom earlier i didnt even noticei t. I probably am just magnifying the shit out of it since i notice everything

This is definitely a nerve issue, most likely due to hyper-gonadism.
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Gonzo
04-14-2011, 10:55 PM
You died of dysentery.
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Bowser
04-14-2011, 10:56 PM
I assume its some sort of infection, esp with the damn allergy issues ive had the past few weeks. Sounds gross either way

Yeah, my allergies are beating the shit out of me, too. I've had to pop my own ears repeatedly to get the pressure off. Hate that.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 10:56 PM
You died of dysentery.
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I actually did in Oregon Trail

alnorth
04-14-2011, 11:13 PM
Does it have to be all of the time for it to be Tinnitus? I go weeks with ringing in my left ear and then it goes away for a while. It always comes back though.

Yes. If its not all the time, then I don't think its Tinnitus, because what I have is forever, my whole life, all the time, ringing in my ears. The same kind of ring you probably get when a gunshot goes off right next to you.

When I am in a house with some subtle background noise or at a busy office at work with co-workers typing and talking on the phone or I'm driving with car noises and radio on, or outside with outdoor noises, I dont notice only because the background noise is louder.

I think part of the background noise I have at my home might have been a subtle choice by me. My TV and computer room has a noisy computer and a noisy bubbly fish tank. At night, I have a noisemaker device that plays the sound of rain when I'm trying to sleep. In my house I deliberately try to add background sound in every room I'm in, even when I'm sleeping, because at ALL times if I EVER decide that I want to notice the ringing in my ears, it is ALWAYS there, patiently waiting for me to notice that my ears ring 24/7. If I dont hear the ringing in my ears, its only because I'm in a noisy place or I've subconsiously blocked it out.

The vast majority of the time I do not notice it, because when the same noise is there always at all times, I'm guessing that eventually it becomes your "new quietness". When I hear the ring, thats my version of total complete silence. Its not really annoying to me, it just stops me from hearing extremely faint sounds, thats all. I don't really hear the ring except maybe an hour or two a day.

Its kind of weird, in the same way that a blind person might have trouble explaining to you how that the fact they cant see is normal to them. I have trouble remembering that the fact my ears always ring is somehow not normal.

I don't know what silence sounds like, so I do not miss it. If you like silence, if you treasure a few minutes of total quiet each day, then my advice to you is this: protect your ears. A lot of older people who develop Tinnitus later in life have trouble coping with it. To those people, Tinnitus is this horrible condition, but its not so bad to me because I've never known quiet.

Fish
04-14-2011, 11:14 PM
You have a June bug stuck in your ear.

Nevermind that it's not June yet...

alnorth
04-14-2011, 11:15 PM
What i have been hearing is def. not a ringing etc...it just seems like some weird clicking. Like i said earlier i dont even notice it all day, just seems the last few days laying in bed or chilling by myself i notice. hell when i was shaving my face in the bathroom earlier i didnt even noticei t. I probably am just magnifying the shit out of it since i notice everything

unfortunately, Tinnitus isn't just ringing. Sometimes it is clicking or buzzing. I cant imagine that because I only hear ringing, but if I can get used to that, I guess I could have gotten used to clicking too.

Hopefully its just a temporary thing for you. At least I always had this thing ever since I was young, Tinnitus is more annoying and harder to deal with for older people who just suddenly develop it.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2011, 11:27 PM
unfortunately, Tinnitus isn't just ringing. Sometimes it is clicking or buzzing. I cant imagine that because I only hear ringing, but if I can get used to that, I guess I could have gotten used to clicking too.

Hopefully its just a temporary thing for you. At least I always had this thing ever since I was young, Tinnitus is more annoying and harder to deal with for older people who just suddenly develop it.

Can't imagine what you are going through, i feel like what i am dealing with is very very minor...it hasn't changed or been any different since i first noticed it.

Ecto-I
04-15-2011, 12:24 AM
Sure-Oz,

I think I know what this is (sort of). I had this same thing like a year or year-and-a-half ago. Its like a fluttering, light drumming sort of sound, right? Almost like when you yawn and you hear that very light drumming.

It freaked me out, so I did tons of research. What I found is that it is a spasm of some sort of muscle is the ear. For me, it went away on its own after 4-5 days. It was annoying as all hell though when I had it.

If it doesn't go away, I remember there was some treatment where the doc can go in and surgically paralyze the little muscle (its useless) to stop it for good.

Hope this helps.

JOhn
04-15-2011, 05:10 AM
Does hearing voices count as ear noise?

RubberSponge
04-15-2011, 05:41 AM
I suffer from horrible allergies and go through this on a daily basis year round. Both of my ears have had tubes for years to equalize the pressure as well as for drainage because my eustachian tubes are always closed.

In your case considering the season and the symptoms, it does sound like a combination of a few things, but the root cause is allergies. The noises are fluid building up because your eustachian tubes drainage can't keep pace with their normal operation of opening and closing every few hours. The fluid is draining from your sinuses because of the allegies. It may or may not progress into an ear infection, if it already hasn't.

If you want to skip going to the doctor, buy a box of allegra at the drug store and see if it gets better over the weekend. If it doesn't improve any I'd go see your doctor.


Then again. I bet it's ear cancer.

Hog Farmer
04-15-2011, 08:31 AM
Could be worse. Much worse. I've had fairly bad Tinnitus my whole life (parents exposed me to extremely loud music when I was young, I guess). I do very badly any time I have a hearing test because of the noise. I literally do not know what total complete silence sounds like, when I'm in a quiet room I hear a ringing in my ear like you'd hear if a gunshot was fired right next to you. Every night when I go to bed, my ears ring.

The good news is I am proof that people can get used to anything. I dont even notice the noise anymore, its just always there, no big deal. So if what you have now ends up being a long-term thing, sooner or later you'll stop noticing it.

Or it can make you suicidal.

Phobia
04-15-2011, 08:46 AM
When the voices begin, do exactly what they say or they will take the other ear too.

JD10367
04-15-2011, 09:05 AM
Sorry. My spider monkey escaped and got into your house and hump-fucked your ear the other night. My bad.

booger
04-15-2011, 09:22 AM
What i have been hearing is def. not a ringing etc...it just seems like some weird clicking. Like i said earlier i dont even notice it all day, just seems the last few days laying in bed or chilling by myself i notice. hell when i was shaving my face in the bathroom earlier i didnt even noticei t. I probably am just magnifying the shit out of it since i notice everything

i have the clicking sometimes from allergies. especially whenever the pollen count is high. Just been that way most of my life. Over the counter stuff usually works well if it's not a sinus infection and antibiotics aren't needed. I think they call it hay fever when its not to the infection stage and the Doc will give you OTC samples anyway.

If you smoke or are around it that just makes it that much worse or it's chronic and won't completely go away. I had sinus infections quite often and smoked for about 8 years. Haven't had a smoke in 4+ years and haven't had a sinus infection either.

Lzen
04-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Ever seen that show Monsters Inside Me? I'm just sayin'.

bevischief
04-15-2011, 09:49 AM
Sorry. My spider monkey escaped and got into your house and hump-****ed your ear the other night. My bad.

LMAO

bevischief
04-15-2011, 09:53 AM
Its a tumor.