Blocked ear and tinnitus
I am experiencing loss of hearing in my left ear and also some tinnitus. This started couple of days back when I was doing cardio exercise with my mp3 player plugged in my ears. Once I stepped off of the treadmill, I sort of started feeling my left ear is blocked (like it happens when under water or during a bad cold). Strangely, the problem happens only when my head is in horizontal position, i.e. when I'm looking forward. It goes away when I look up or look down. It also goes away after a night's sleep and comes back during mid day and stays till I go to bed at night. The loss of hearing is significant as I'm having trouble listening to a person sitting in front of me in meeting rooms etc. Please advise what could be causing this. I work out regularly - both cardio as well as free weights. Is this happening due to excessive pressure within the skull when lifting heavy weights? I have stopped working out for the past 2 days thinking its happening due to strain on my ageing body.
Doctor Answers (1) on Blocked ear and tinnitus
The hearing loss and tinnitus symptoms need to be checked upon with audiological tests for a diagnosis to be made and treatment to be started. Please come over for a consult
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