Our expert says:
One would have to examine your ear to assess whether you have wax impaction or something irritating your tympanic membrane. Middle ear fluid could also present with deafness or abnormal sounds.
A tick, tick, tick sound could be tinnitus which is a phantom sound which requires further investigation that include the following:
1. Ear otoscopy
2. An hearing test (audiogram)
3. If the hearing test is abnormal, you might require further imaging studies.
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