I have an intermittent low hum in my right ear, please advise?

I have an intermittent low hum in my right ear only. It sometimes goes ‘on and off’ when I turn my head from side to side. It also sometimes starts if I press around my earlobe area. Sometimes it is in synch with my heartbeat and other times it is just a continuous hum. I have had my ear checked and my wax is normal levels and there is no damage to my eardrum. I am 49 yr old male.

Age: 49
Medications: Loperamide

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Ahmed Fawzy
3:25 pm

Stop Imodium (Loperamide) humming should stop within 24 hours -2weeks , if it does not stop then do a brain MRI or lumber puncture to check for increased Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Good Luck

Ayman Darrag
3:38 pm

I need to know if you have any kind of dizziness?
have you gone through any MRI or Ct brain tests?
Do you suffer any neck pain?
please reply so we can reach a close diagnosis

Dr.Honey Arora
6:01 pm

Hi.. Thanks for the query.. I would suggest you to consult an Otolaryngologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like Audiometry, x Ray MRI can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly.. You can be advised medicines like Tricyclic Anti-depressant like Amitryptiline, anti anxiety medication like Alprazolam, as well as Multivitamin supplements can be advised.. White noise devices can be advised.. You can also be advised Neuromodulation.. Avoid exposure to very loud sounds and also avoid diving, swimming etc.. Ringing or humming known as Tinnitus in ears can occur due to causes like ear… Read more »

Arti Sharma
8:24 pm

Hi. Is there any history of dizziness and nausea? I suggest that you get MRI brain ,neck and ear done to detect the cause.Cervical spondylitis can cause dizziness and the symptoms experienced by you.Please get back with test results so that I can help you better. Take care and keep us posted!