So, I went in to see my doctor just to switch a medication. She did the general look in the ears/eyes/throught/nose thing while I was there. She said both ears aren't looking great, but that my left ear is very infected and red, and said she needed to treat it. I was extremely surprised. I didn't feel any pain. Sure enough though, I have noticed that the entire left ear has been flushing bright red lately, and I even got motion sick during a movie recently that had a slightly shaky camera, which has never happened to me before. I've had terrible, constant ear infections since I was a kid. Three pairs of ear tubes, and one ear rupture from a particularly bad infection. I used to have a horrid time flying or just driving up hills. I've noticed hearing loss along with developmental verbal proccessing issues most likely due to constant infections at such a young age. My ear drums are apprently very scarred, though I've never had a chance to see that myself. I guess I just thought that all the infections and pain had gone away when I aged and with the ear tubes. Now, it seems that I have been having the same ammount of ear infections and pressure...I just haven't been able to feel it. I looked up ear numbness and not being able to feel infections in the ear, and long-term infections popped up as a cause. Ergh, it just ticks me off because I am probably having even more hearing loss occuring...and am completely oblivious to any ear infections that may be raging. How can one treat an ear infection when you don't know you have one? Anyone else with this problem? Any tips you can give me?