My greatest fear for the last couple months has been brain tumors, but for the last few weeks I've started to feel a bit better about it and not dwell on it as much. Today however I was floored by a realization that I seem to hear worse out of my left ear, and this has brought some of my fear raging back.
I was testing an audio tone generator with a friend of mine, and I discovered that I was not able to hear high frequency sounds out of my left ear at all, while my right ear could hear them fine. This actually seems to jive with another left ear symptom I've had lately, where in the morning right after waking it feels like my left ear is plugged in some fashion, like it's in a fish bowl or has water in it. The plugged feeling seems to dissipate after a few hours, but as I discovered today my left ear is distinctly weaker than the right even in the middle of the day.
Naturally discovering the above has fired my brain tumor fears up again, and I"m trying to push them down again, but I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this before? Is this something I should talk to my doctor about? Could it just be nasal congestion acting up in some way?
Thanks in advance