For the last 20 years I have been dealing with a ongoing problem with left ear after I ruptured my left eardrum when I was on flying status in the Air Force. The doctor after reviewing the CT scan and reviewing my history finally decided that the tube from sinus to inner ear was not going to heal and medications were not going to help anymore decided to place a small tube in the ear. Man what a difference. It still tingles a little but I am picking up every noise in stereo again and to hear a bird signing as a normal person again is just wonderful. The doctor wants me back in 2 weeks for a follow up but It's great to be able to hear everything again. I was advised not to use the foam ear plugs but to use muffs from now on as the tube is in the eardrum. The best part for me is not to feel dizzy all the time and the headaches I have been having is totally gone. Take god for this wonderful doctor to listen to what I had to say and act upon it.