Hearing management

Posted by: please help asap | 2010/07/04


Ringing and clicking in ear evertime I swollow - goes from side to side?

I have had this problem for many months since I mistakenly shoved the earplud too deep into my ear, the doc then flushed it with water to force it out - very roughly, not sure if its his fault, when I lie down it goes to the othe ear many times and when I swollow it goes click click in my ear.

When I sit upright its in my right ear where the doc flushed my ear, I went to the doc and he looked (a different GP and said everything looks fine).

Might it be from grinding my teeth at night or something else - is there anything I can try to solve this before going to the doc as my med.aid is dryed up for the year.

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Natja

Firstly - please refrain from using cotton buds in your ears - the ear cleans itself and trying to do it ourselves, we do far more harm than good.

I would recommend seeing an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, rather than just leaving it. As you have stated in your posting, this problem has been going on for a while and it is not sorting itself out. Rather have it seen to.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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