Hello. I apologize for the length of my report, but it's just that I've gathered a lot of information, both from observation as well as from medical opinions, and I wanted to share and talk about this issue that has negatively affected me for months.
I've been hearing a ringing in my right ear since may. It's a low-frequency noise, about 80hz. It's not matching my heart beat at all. It is continuous and feels like there is someting vibrating inside my ear. It sounds more like a powerline noise. I hear it all day, but it's stronger at night. It's continuous in silence. When there is sound, it's not pulsatile, but sometimes the rhythm it's more like a spasm. I feel that the rhythm, when there is one, it's irregular and make some kind of "counterpoint" with the sound. When i'm listening a podcast, for example, the noise appears between words, in the moments of silence. It's very annoying. If i stop the podcast, the noise gets continuous again and never stops. I still can hear that high pitch tinnitus either, but I always had this one and it doesn't bother me at all.
If I cover my ears, the low-pitch noise stops immediately. When a car passes near my house, it stops too, but rises up slowly soon I uncover my ears or the car is gone. Doesn't feel like just a psychological feeling. When I can make the sound stop, feels like a fisical physical relief too, as if relaxing a muscle inside my head. It's the only symptom I have. No hearing loss, no headache, no dizziness or nausea. Sometimes the noise seems to reverberate through my body
In june, the doctor said that i had a earwax blockage. She removed it and diagnosed me with external otitis. After the treatment with antibiotics, the noise didn't stopped. The after treatment with antibiotics, the tinnitus didn't stop and I was referred to the ENT doctor. He requested audiometry and tympanometry tests, which did not show hearing loss.But tympanometry showed the following results:
Right ear: 0,28ml
Left ear: 0,35ml
Right ear:-24 daPa
left ear: -28daPa
Ear canal volume
RE: 0.60 ml
LE: 1.18 ml
The type of tympanometric curve I researched indicates that the results are similar to the "As curve". The ENT doctor told me that my exams were normal and sounded like "live with it". I am looking for a second opinion and plan to go to another doctor soon. Until then, I decided to post my question and see if anyone went through something similar.