So sorry to hear about this problem. It sounds like you may need more help, and speaking with your doctor
is a good place to start. He or she may recommend referral to an ear nose and throat surgeon
(AKA ENT AKA otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon) who would be able to help you best potentially. In many cases, he or she would be able to examine your ear and determine what the cause of your problem could be. Middle ear infections can have different causes, but some of them go beyond the routine bacterial infections. Alternatively, there are some cases where a severe swimmer's ear (or outer ear infection
) can cause problems that spread to the middle ear, and completely block off the sound that is usually able to go through your ear canal. There are other, even more severe, infections that can sometimes be life threatening, and require aggressive intervention. These are often more common in those with diabetes or other reasons to have a decreased immune system. Obviously, there are many potential causes of your symptoms. Speaking with your doctor will be important to help you feel better and get the correct diagnosis. Please speak with your doctor.