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I am having a continuous humming in my left ear for past 6 months. Initially I thought it will go of by itself. I also consulted 2 doctors. The first one said that I had cold and when I am fine, it will ok. I recovered from cold long back but nothing happened, the humming is still there.
The second doc said that it will be fine and gave me "vertin" tablets. I was a bit scared in having them because my mom had vertigo problem and she used to have vertin.
The humming is still there...How can I get rid of of.
I tried auryedic medicines too and medicated oil..Using ear plugs while bathing but nothing helps.

Any help will be appreciated.
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replied February 4th, 2005
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Sounds like your next trip should be to an ent doctor to get a more specific diagnosis. It sounds like possible tinnitus.. But more often that is a ringing and not a humming...
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replied November 5th, 2012
Useful info
thought you all might find this useful; i have had tinnitus and dizziness on and off for a few years. the reason for looking up this site is that i now have a humming noise. the tinnitus and dizziness was down to stress and lifestyle. we had a baby so very little sleep, i was drinking a lot and leading a debouched lifestyle. i went for all sorts of tests with various doctors and specialists but found nothing apart from tinnitus.
The way to combat the problem is lots of sleep and rest, no drink, no drugs and try and cut out as much stress from your life as possible. i am fairly sure the reason for the new humming in my ears is because my debauched lifestyle has increased as has the stress.
i gave up my job and with it the commuting, cut down the drink and drugs massively and got loads of rest. it took a few months but it worked. everything in moderation or it takes its tole!
hope that is useful.
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replied January 21st, 2009
exactley the same question as above
i too get a humming in my left ear,not all the time, i too have been to the doctors a couple of times to be told the same as tulip, it is not a ringing its definately humming
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replied November 9th, 2013
did you ever find out what the cause was of the humming? I have it in my left ear and cant figure it out..
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replied November 17th, 2013
Did you get rid of it eventually?if so,how did you?
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replied February 3rd, 2009
Hum
I work with Audio and Video equipment alot. What I would like to bring attention to is something that may relate to the humming in my ear.

e.g. Have you ever attempted to plug in a microphone jack into the stereo system and/or any other audio equipment. When you insert the jack partially into the stereo you will notice a HUM NOISE comming out of the speakers. Reason is because either the JACK is not fully inserted OR damage to the jack/wire or Stereo system not allowing for full connection - resulting in this unsual humming noise. I DONT FIX THINGS I just hook them up. However I found this to be interesting because that humming is exactly the same as what i hear in my head.

COULD IT BE that something is touching the inner portions of my ear where sound is recieved. And saw causing this noise SUCH AS INFECTIONS OR EAR WAX being in the way of noice going in and fighting to get through causing vibration to produce this hum... or perhaps damage to the inner ear portion.

Looking forward to some feedback

Regards
m
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replied June 5th, 2009
hello i have a humming in my ear for 2 months and it drives me crazy at night when it is quiet and i can't sleep at night . i have some hearing less also in my left ear please help me not sure what to do.
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replied November 9th, 2013
do you know what caused you ear humming. I have it in left ear and not sure what is causing it.
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replied June 10th, 2009
I have the same thing. It could be tinnitus (which is often accompanied by hearing loss). Mine is due to a virus, which I got from not eating well, and drinking too much. I suggest you go to your doctor for a hearing test and to find out if it's an infection or a virus, as they can treat that with drugs.
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replied June 24th, 2009
ha i now have that same problem... it started with my ear feeling plugged but they perscribed me "ansaid" and effective yesterday (after my hearing test) i've had a humming in my eat and it was there when i went to bed and woke up this morning! >Neutral i just want it to stop!
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replied May 26th, 2010
ive had humming in my ear for over half a year. Its a constant thud thud thud which is driving me mad. I have seen 2 doctors one that said it was my heart beat and another that said to try sudafed and meth crystals with steam. I tried the sudafed and crystals and to my suprise it stopped, but i then came down with a stinking head cold. Went back to docs who had said previously its probably my sinuses.....WRONGGGGGG....still got it. Doctor has said i have some bubbles in the outer area of my drum, which is right at the back that could be causing it.
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replied June 14th, 2010
Ed
Me too i got humming on my ear lets help each other out email me to get in touch an talk more about this issue.

Thanks

-ED
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replied June 19th, 2010
Humming in ear
Went to family doc, he gave me antibiotics, two days later I woke with an extreme case of vertigo. Went to ENT and he gave me a six day supply of Predizone, it worked and I was relieved from the humming (wind blowing sound) for about two weeks. It is in my left ear and returned two days ago. I have another appt. with my ENT on the 22. What is going on with peoples ears? I just don't want to be attacked by the vertigo again, that is really scary. Will update after my appt. with ENT. Good luck everyone who is suffering with this annoying disorder of the ear.
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replied July 17th, 2010
I have suffered from The Hum for over two years
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replied July 18th, 2010
My ENT's decision to scare me to death.
Hi again, I saw the ENT who diagnosed me with Meniere's Disease. I read everything I could find about that terrible condition, yet to this day I believe he diagnosed me wrong. I am awaiting an appointment to see a Neurologist next week. I have had no more attacks of vertigo, but some days feel a slight dizziness, not often though. The ENT put me on "water pills" which I don't like taking. My humming has now turned to a high pitch ringing, which is not as severe as it once was. I have popping in my left ear, only occasionally and my left jaw bone cracks when I chew. Other wise, I feel much better, but still concerned about the Menieres. I am doing as the Great Physician told me to do, "Trust in the Lord with all your might."
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replied October 14th, 2010
I have heared the Hum, that is what the sound is called, since I was 7. Although not on a constant level, however the high pitched ringing has been with me in all weathers every lovly second. Belive me, I know how you feel. I just turned 26. I am happy to find this kind if forums sometimes, it makes me feel more normal. In the mist, a little smile Smile. To thoose who hear the sound, use music if you feel the sounds get to enoying, and accept it as a part of you. Learn to live it, and mayby even use it. 2 procent of Earth�´s population can hear the sound, you are not either alone Wink / a Hum�´er from Northern lands/Sweden
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replied November 12th, 2010
Humming in left ear
I had this humming in my left ear for past few weeks, finally it is getting better, so thought of posting my experience for people who started having it.

Week 1: Maybe due to using ear buds or some mild viral or infection I started feeling that my left ear is blocked. Went to nurse, she checked my leaft ear and found no wax.

Week 2: Ear felt open, but started having this humming noise in my left ear, it was loud. Went to doctor, he tested eat and hearing and said maybe because of some fluid or some problem this is coming, he didnt find anything.

So I thought lets try my own home remedies:

I found on these forums that it could be because of infection (but I had no pain), wax impact on eardrums or stress.

I started drinking 1 cup of warm milk with 1 tsp turmeric every night, turmeric is anti-inflammation medicine, it also helps if its mild allergy.

Take vitamin D tablets, read somewhere that this could be because of low serotonin activity and vitamin D helps increase serotonin level in brain (worth giving a shot)

Hit the gym or walk to reduce stress.

No alcohol for few days, and get good sleep.

After 3rd week, it started getting better, humming was slower.

After 4th week it almost completely stopped.
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replied February 6th, 2012
Ya'll know what, My dentist said that the main cause of most humming is due to jaw bone alignment issues. Most times it is due to how you sleep. She said I had TMJ, and it causes pressure on the jawbone that is next to the ear, and she also added that I have wisdom teeth that needed to be removed because it cause the teeth to be impacted. She said that most people that was bothered with the humming, is not bothered any more because it relieved pressure off their jawbone. My best opinion is to see a dentist because TMJ or IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH could be the main factor. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
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replied March 4th, 2012
Humming in ears
Like all of you I too have a hum. It started two months ago. The sound wakes me from my sleep. Have been told using a little "white noise" will help to mask the sound.

What I find of interest, like all who have posted, the noise, hum, is in my left ear. It seems to be the common denominator.

My new plan of attack: no more caffeine or aspirin. Increased daily exercise. Ginkgo and ginger tablets.

Also, I've been using an ear plug nonstop, day and night. My thinking is, limiting the noise going into my left ear will allow the workings of the ear to rest. If you sprained your ankle you wouldn't keep using it. You'd stay off it until it was better. Same deal. Block as much exterior sound as possible and give your hearing a rest. Good luck and let us all know if you find a sollution.
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replied November 9th, 2013
did your humming go away? if so how did you cure it?
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replied June 7th, 2012
I have been having a humming in my ear. I jus want it to stop. my hearing is going in and out. The hum is sometimes loud and sometimes soft. What is this?
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replied July 11th, 2012
ear hum
Hey there everyone. I am 60 and til 3 years ago I had kidney stones for 14 years. I do not know when and how my hum started.But I had it for very long time. I was fro many years suspecting some large equipment in some nearby shop or so. But my family never heard anything..
Then one day just by chance I met some Mexican "curandera"-a woman who use natural remedies and know how to heal. She told me(when the debate came to the subject of hum-and without she knowing about my kidney stones)so she told me that I most likely have kidney stones or some kind of kidney problem...bingo! And indeed when the kidney stone activity increased (usually in middle of the summer) the hum has increased. So I was very careful to observe my hum with and how it related to my food and activity.
I lost a business and the stress(especially when it was time to pay bills) has increased. When I started to fill the checks(the was a serious lack of money for some time) to make the payments the hum would come back and it would be coming in bursts. I knew it was the stress. When I concentrated I could by my own will lower the stress somewhat,and the hum would diminish.
But there was that kidney stone hum-lower frequency,then the stress related one-and it was constant-except I could not hear it in noisy environment...only in the night,when we went sleep or somewhere really quiet.
Then I found (NATURAL!!) cure for kidney stones.It was almost 4 years ago...and no more hum!
But about 2 weeks ago really strong hum came back in my left ear.
I think - because I was cured of kidney stones- I thought that I can start to eat hot stuff(like Mexican salsas,and jalapenos and green peppers.....But these things are really bad for kidney stones!)...and so I ate quite a bit in last 4-6 weeks....And since that noise came in my ear,I am almost convinced,that I have kidney stone forming in my kidneys (probably the left one)!!!
So it was 2 different hums for 2 different reasons!
No more stress-I am retiring next year and I am already taking it easy....so that hum is gone. And I am already on my natural remedy for kidney stones-but it takes few months...and no mere peppers,salsas etc(at least not in large quantities)-because these foods contain oxalates - one of the building blocks of kidney stones. I also drank larger quantity of green Gatorade-and that probably hut me too(my ankles swelled)-because they use I believe Phosphoric acid for conservation(preservative)...and that is bad too-the kidney doctor 18 years ago told me that-and since then I did not drink any sodas-until now-that Gatorade...
Well,that is my observation about hum....
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replied July 24th, 2012
i have too had the humming in my ear i am 16 and it happened after i finished listening to my music really loud from my headphones and it has been annoying me all night it happens alot at night when its quite and i hate it cause i don't want to wake anyone up so i turn on the music and that help but i had it a long time ago about 2 years ago and now its back and i want to get rid of it its not worth going to the doctor its not like they would know what to do anyway i'll wait but if nothing works im really going to go crazy
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replied November 17th, 2013
I'm 17 and I have this ringing noise in my left ear.it's annoying,have it stopped for you yet?
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replied July 27th, 2012
"The Hum"
I KNOW HOW ALL OF YOU FEEL!!!!!!!
I discovered something today that may help some of you out!!!
I have had same problem for YEARS!!!! It would come and go
And drive me nuts. This low pitched hum that seemed to be in my left ear....
Until I plugged it with my finger and it disappeared!
After doing a little research I found out I can hear ULF
(ultra low frequencies). I just found the website today and you can bet
I'll be researching on how to deal with it. Check it out, it may be the cause for you
As well
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article- 1223158/Im-plagued-hum-hears.html
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