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Voice sound from ear
Melv1n posted:
Has anyone ever had a problem with their speech sound comming from an ear. I had this occur twice (short duration) and now I have severe tinnitus. I have visited my family dr and two ENT's, but I still
have not got an explanation for the sound emitting from an ear.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
If you are hearing your OWN speech (in your ear) when you talk, you may have a patulous eustachian tube (PET). The ventilation tube that runs from your ear to the back of your throat is generally closed and only opens briefly when we swallow, but somethings, the tube remains in the open position to the point where you may hear an echo, tunnel like sensation, or your own voice.

If you are hearing voices other than your own, it is not an ear problem.
Melv1n replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
It sounds like this may have had nothing to do with my tinnitus.
Thank you so much for that info.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to Melv1n's response:
Unless your tinnitus is caused by Eustachian tube problems, in which case, there may be a connection.

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