Wow! I had no idea so many have this problem. My pain is not nearly as extreme as some I’ve read in these posts. But I have enough that it moved me to investigate which brought me here. Now I’m concerned that it’s going to get worse. I’ve sufferrd for a couple years. Left side only at first. Now right side started up. I’ve not gone to the doctor. I can see from these posts I’m not going to bother. The reason I’m commenting is because I did find a temporary solution I feel worth mentioning. I bought the “My Pillow” we all have seen advertised on tv and radio. I did not buy it necessarily thinking it would help my ear problem, just wanted a comfortable pillow. First night, left side no pain! So surprised!!!! So happy!! I was surprised as it didn’t occur to me a pillow would be the solution. For two years no ear pain. A couple weeks ago it started up again! Right side too. I’m thinking of getting a new “my pillow “ or the one I saw referred to in recent posts. Just wanted to add my 2 cents if it should be a help to anyone.