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A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes ear fullness sensation in one ear?

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Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. Also some patients with a sudden hearing loss will feel fullness as well.
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. Also some patients with a sudden hearing loss will feel fullness as well.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes ear fullness only in one ear?

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Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid.
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A 57-year-old female asked:

What causes ringing in one ear only?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Tinnitus: Asymmetric tinnitus is an acoustic neuroma until proven otherwise. Your ENT must examine you and evaluate with an audiogram and MRI if suspicious of neuroma. Otherwise it may be due to ear infection or acoustic trauma or loud noise exposure in that ear. Almost any other etiology would be bilateral. meniere's can also theoretically cause unilateral tinnitus but usually with hearing loss or fullness
Last updated Apr 19, 2019

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