Im hearing a faint hum in my right ear, what is it???

#1
I went to selection and passed but ever since (2 months ago) I can hear a low level, faint hum in one ear at night. I think it's from running in the cold. Tried getting a Doc appointment but getting messed around as usual so taking a trip to Primary Care tomorrow. Anyone else got this and what is it??? Also, I can't just hear the hum, I can faintly feel it aswell :(
 
#2
#4
sounds like a brain tumour,get to A&E fast










edited to add G_B has no medical training and may be wrong in his diagnosis
 
#6
No, during the day I can't hear it, but at night it feels like a faint pulsing sound that I can also feel. It's not always there, just sometimes but I know it's there when it's quiet. Ear infection?
 
#8
Afraid its not great news:

It is estimated that approximately 90 percent of people with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss

if your using an MP3 player when you run try not to or listen to it quietly, aviod noisy areas, try some relaxation, try avoiding ( although not proven yet) alchol, caffine and smoking. It can become a constant problem leading to sleep deprevation. depression even suicide in some cases. You can try a white noise generator if it gets worse.

HTH

WW
 
#9
Ihavejamonmyjeans said:
No, during the day I can't hear it, but at night it feels like a faint pulsing sound that I can also feel. It's not always there, just sometimes but I know it's there when it's quiet. Ear infection?
If it's something like DUN DUN........DUN DUN.......DUN DUN.....yea that's your heart. Don't worry it's meant to do that.
 
#10
I doubt it's Tinnitus mate, I'm only 25. I'll just wait to see what the doc says tomorrow. Yeah I'm going RE ha ha, so I'll have a hard time with noise too? :) are the ear defenders not any good then?
 
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Ihavejamonmyjeans said:
I doubt it's Tinnitus mate, I'm only 25. I'll just wait to see what the doc says tomorrow. Yeah I'm going RE ha ha, so I'll have a hard time with noise too? :) are the ear defenders not any good then?

anyone from at any age can experiance tinnitus

I'm training to be an audiologist and have read many many many articles on it :D
 

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#13
Ihavejamonmyjeans said:
I doubt it's Tinnitus mate, I'm only 25. I'll just wait to see what the doc says tomorrow. Yeah I'm going RE ha ha, so I'll have a hard time with noise too? :) are the ear defenders not any good then?
I had Tinitus at 16 and its got progressively worse!
 
#16
Ihavejamonmyjeans said:
I doubt it's Tinnitus mate, I'm only 25. I'll just wait to see what the doc says tomorrow. Yeah I'm going RE ha ha, so I'll have a hard time with noise too? :) are the ear defenders not any good then?
I got it at 22 and I'm 25 now, I can send you my pink noise generator if you like, helps me sleep.
 
#17
I hope it doesn't mess my career up before it's even started. Typical this is, I bust my ass training, pass selection with an A and then this happens :( has anyone experienced any hearing problems from running in the wet and cold because that's the only thing I can see that has caused this.
 
#18
It could be one of those tiny vibrators, just gently buzzing away in your ear.

Ask one of the arrse girlies how long the batteries are likely to last.
 
#19
Ihavejamonmyjeans said:
I hope it doesn't mess my career up before it's even started. Typical this is, I bust my ass training, pass selection with an A and then this happens :( has anyone experienced any hearing problems from running in the wet and cold because that's the only thing I can see that has caused this.
You will find it is idiopathic
 
#20
What about late nights in loud environments? Clubs, pubs etc. Any loud, repetitive noise is going to have some sort of effect on your ears. If you've passed the medical allready then go for it - from what you say at present it has no real impact on your hearing other than an awareness that it is there. Read up on the relevant websites and you'll know what yo try to avoid. And wear your ear defence when they tell you to!

Best of luck.
 
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