For almost a year now, I have had a strange feeling and noise in my left ear. It sounds like bubbling, and popping. It’s quite noisy. I have had an ear check from my primary physician and an MRI. Everything looked fine. What would you recommend?
Cathy, Incline, NV
Well Cathy, clearly it’s all in your head.
Literally. I think the next step for you is an examination by an Ear Nose Throat specialist, also known as an ENT or Otolaryngologist.
These physicians have equipment to do a detailed examination of your ears. It sounds like there could be fluid behind your ear drum, or perhaps dysfunction of the Eustachian tube (which drains the middle ear). Fortunately for me, this is not an emergency medical problem, and I am therefore completely off the hook.
You would not believe how much work I get out of this way. I think an ENT is likely to get to the root of this problem and get you some relief as well.