Hi, I've had a problem with my right ear since I went to hospital for an eye operation, and I've had this problem continously for around 8 months already. I've been to 2 doctors and 1 specialist so far and this problem still hasn't gone away after taking 3 different ear drops which were mainly to clear out a fungal infection that I had coming and going. The problem is even though the fungal infection seems to be gone now I still hear the whooshing and the problem still has not gone away.
Three doctors apparently did not feel this was a serious problem, but unfortunately, I cannot really make that call. I do not know anything about you, your medical history, nor do I have a way of examining you over the Internet. I am concerned that this has lasted 8 months, and I do not believe it could have anything to do with a fungal infection in your ear canal.
A question to you: Is this whooshing sound constant? Is it synchronous with your heart beat?
This is going to be challenging for your doctors to figure out a cause...and a solution, however, it is important to investigate. I know it gets frustrating when three doctors have not been able to offer you a definitive answer, but I hope you appreciate the complexity of this symptom.
I am very sorry that I cannot be of further help to you. The Internet poses some insurmountable barriers, as you might imagine.
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