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Friday, December 6, 2013
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
I woke in the night with excrutiating ear pain which has now subsided a bit but I now have a continuous echo which is very disconcerting, what could this be?
This could be a labyrinthitis (inner ear problem). I recommend you see an otolaryngologist and get a hearing test and ear examination. My concern is that you have lost some hearing and may need to be started on steroids right away. I would not wait to get this evaluated and treated.
Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati