Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Nancy Ackerley, Community Member, asks

Q: can ms make your ears hurt?

I have been  having some pain in my ears, not real bad but i have never had problems with them at all. Is this part of ms? Nancy

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
10/ 5/08 3:49pm

Hi Nancy,


I just wanted to let you know that I experience more difficulties with my ears than before MS, but I'm not exactly sure how they might be related.


My ears ring alot more and louder than ever before.  Loud sounds literally hurt and sometimes I prefer silence. 


Certainly the nerves supplying the ears can be affected by MS.  This would be a good question to ask your doctor next time you go in, especially if it gets worse.

sue, Community Member
6/10/08 10:46pm

Thanks for your question Nancy.  I was not able to find information specifically addressing ear pain in our MS material.  However, in our Multplie Sclerosis Symptoms section, many of the manifestations of the disease target the face and eyes as well as sensitivity and numbness anywhere on the body.  So it is entirely possible that your ear pain is associated with the MS. Of course you would want to rule out any other reason for the ear pain, so speaking with yor doctors seems prudent.


Hope this helps and all the best, sue

sue, Community Member
6/10/08 11:06pm

Hello again - wanted to add that altough I did not ifnd info on ear pain, I was able to find a bit on hearing loss.  Hope this helps a bit - thanks, sue

theresag79, Community Member
6/11/08 4:36pm

That's a good question Nancy.  I also experience ear pain and sensitivity and I blame it on my MS.  This probrably didn't help but I just wanted to say I experience the same thing too.

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By Nancy Ackerley, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 06/10/08