Hearing management

Question
Posted by: giia | 2008/10/03

Q.

Ear problems

I desparately need help, i have had earache for the past 2 years, it feels like my ears crackle they also ring sometimes,throbbing sensation and feel blocked. i also discovered that i have a bump on the right side of neck, which i have never had before.
I went to a GP and she told me i should see a ENT specialist.
So that is what i did, he looked in my ears and said there is nothing wrong with them, and the lump is normal. that cost me R500 cash.
I was soooo angry, i am 23 years old and cant afford medical aid.
I just tried to live with the pain , because i cant afford to run to a bunch of different doctors.
The pain has become so uncomfortable i cant work , gym , concentrate. i am irritable all the time , i cant go on like this anymore!
please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Giia

I am so sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience, unfortunately i would have to advise you to do the same again. You need to see an ENT for a second opinion. It is definitely not normal to have constant pain and the lump concerns me. Please e-mail me at izabelle@widex.co.za for a referral to a specialist in your area. I know it is costly but it is worth it for the sake of your health.

Please let me know if you have any further questions and i will do what i can to help you

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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