I saw an ENT consultant last week. I went in with a complete open mind as to the issues I've been having. I found the doctor quite dismissive. He took a brief history, kept interrupting me to the point I actually said, "can I please finish what I'm trying to explain".
He then said eustachian tube is blocked causing all your symptoms. He then sent me off for a pure tone audiometry test and tympanometry test. Audiometry test showed mild hearing lost in left ear, tympanometry test was clear, no eustachian tube issue, no flued in inner ear, nothing.
I sat there and said Ive currently got pulsatile and normal tinnitus in my left ear, poor balance. I can't stand on one foot with my eyes closed, I fall over. Plus 3 bouts of severe vertigo, something isn't right. He replied, "I can only go off the information in front of me". He now thinks I could have Otosclerosis, stiffening of the inner ear bones, but admitted some symptoms didn't match this diagnosis. I've now been booked in for a CT scan to check for this.
I know AN is very rare, so it's very unlikely it is that, I just found the doctor attitude off. I'm now concidering going private, as the NHS is pretty slow.