Good evening all. Had a hard time finding a forum for people like myself with ear issues. I say ear issues because I am not convinced I have healing loss and hear (pun intended) is why. I am 57 and have had ringing in my ears for as long as I can remember. No apparent reason or known injury to cause this. My hearing has never been great I guess but seems to have decreased and my ears are feeling fuller the past several years. I have had hearing test and have hearing aids. I do not like the electronic sound the aids produce and they are not very effective most of the time due to environmental or other conditions.
Here is what really baffles me and what nobody has been able to explain or theorize a reason for.
Every now and then (one maybe two times a year) my head will feel like it flushes and bang I can hear great and the ringing is gone, like totally gone, like really awesome!!! I can hear better if not perfectly, TV volume is on 13 instead of 30 and conversations are crisp. It really is a great thing. Until the next morning……. I wake up and everything is back to my "normal" This is why I do not feel I have hearing loss, misplaced maybe but not lost as the ability for me to hear very well is within me!
My ears always seem full or plugged. If I plug my nose and apply light pressure with my mouth my ears will crackle, pop and make all kinds of noise. This is 24/7/364, not every now and then. It is all the time!
I am looking for help or a direction to turn. My local docs and ENT's just say it's age and ignore me when I tell them what/how I feel or about the occasional great hearing days.
Any help, advice, words of wisdom or personal experience would be greatly appreciated!!