Hearing management

Posted by: Paolo De Martino | 2017/11/14


Ear canal inflammation

Hi there! I'm 37,from Sorrento Italy! About over a month ago I got an inflammation of the ear canal due (I think!) to a sharp entrance of water in my left ear! A day later I woke up in the night with inside the ear as if swollen and a whistling in my ear! This whas treated with a strong anti inflammatory! To this day I've been having episodes of whistling and the feeling of being stunned! A bit when you've just come out of a loud discotheque! For an example I seem to feel it more when I've been out in the gym,and when I come home I'll get the whistle!! I'd be interested in any opinions you have on this! Thank you very much!

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert
- 2018/03/15

Hi Paolo from Sorrento!

I would suggest that you have your hearing tested to see if there is any permanent damage to your hearing - ringing in the ears is one of the first signs of hearing loss.  The audiologist that sees you will be able to tell you if it is still inflamed, or whether you need to see a doctor for treatment, or whether there is permanent hearing loss that needs assistance from an audiologist.

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