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Ostephytes and hearing

Hi just wondering if anyone had a problem with their hearing and strange sensations in one ear ? Ive struggled with my hearing and strange sensations in my right ear ever since ive had neck pain. My recent MRI shows bone spurs pressing into nerves at c4/5 and the pain is much worse now.


  • I have problems at my C-3 , C-5 and C-6. My C-3 is the biggest issue with suppression up against the spinal cord. I have "ringing" in only one ear along with light headed feeling , my neck also flares up very tight all the way around to my chest. I am following up with the ENT this week on my ear, My neurosurgeon has explained that all the symptoms can be related to the nerve/spinal cord compression. I don't hear of many others having the same symptoms and sometimes wonder if I am losing my mind. Hope yours get better soon.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,836
    That is something that I think you need to ask your doctors about. The neck problems, surgery, etc 'should not' effect your hearing.
    But that is only general terms. The fact that you do have some hearing problems (strange sounds) would prompt me to not only ask your surgeon, but a (ENT)Ear,Nose and Throat specialist. You dont want anything happening to your hearing.

    I have many ostephytes in my cervical , thoracic and lumbar areas. While they are not major issues, they can cause various problems.

    Sight and Hearing are two of my most precious attributes. I would not want anything to compromise them. Check it out early.
    It may not be an major issue, but let the doctor help you with your concern.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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