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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Beautiful mind: Watch the movie beautiful mind, if voices are friendly and tell you good things listen if they are negative learn how to tune them out.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Hearing voices: Please see a psychiatrist on this one. Hearing voices is not a normal situation.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Many possibilities: See your family doctor asap. If the voices are telling you to hurt yourself or someone else, go to the er now. See a psychiatrist recommended by your ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
No : Auditory hallucinations can occur as a result of many conditioned both psychiatric or not.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Stroke and dementia: Can cause voices, but by definition, transient ischemic attacks resolve with no sequelae.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahek Shah
8 years experience in General Practice
Possible: It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too lou ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Using hearing aids when you have hearing loss, especially for high tone hearing loss, will help preserve your ability to understand speech.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder: Hallucinations in bipolar disorder can occur in the depressed phase, the manic phase, or during a mixed state. They do not however occur during perio ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Hearing voices: is typically associated w/schizophrenia rather than sociopathy (formerly called psychopathy). One does not equate w/the other but it is remotely poss ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahek Shah
8 years experience in General Practice
Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Nothing is 100%: Auditory hallucinations are a possible symptom of schizophrenia, but there are people diagnosed with that condition who do not hear voices and it is p ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends...: The quality and quantity of the voices determine if there is a psychiatric disorder, although hearing voices does usually mean a psychotic process is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or vo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Hearing voices: Is part of schizophrenia. Meet with a psychiatrist and get on the right medication and the voices will subside so that you can lead a more normal life ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Seek help: What you are experiencing is called auditory hallucinations. There are different reasons for hallucinations starting from schizophrenia to brain tumo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Get hearing tested!: See your ENT physician for evaluation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Dr. Ravi Samy answered
25 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
Somewhat help: Avoid further noise exposure to minimize tinnitus or worsening hearing. Try to have people look directly at you when they are speaking. Avoid no ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Presbycusis: Presbycusis is the normal hearing loss that comes along with age. Almost everyone if you live long enough will have some gradual deterioration of hea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Hearing loss/OM: You hear when sound waves jiggle your eardrum, which in turn moves the tiny bones in the middle ear. They then send signals to the inner ear, up to th ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Without : Without knowing anything else other than "ear noise" and " loud music" i would guess you have tinnitis secondary to some degree of acoustical trauma. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Related: We usually think of it as the other way around. But, there can be tinnitus with normal hearing. Get a formal hearing test from an ent/audiology team a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
No: There are several different types of schizophrenia. Some individuals may have hallucinations while others may have paranoid delusions (i.e. The fbi is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
YES!!!: The vast improvement in headphone technology over the past 20 years lets us hear our music with crystal clear clarity. Unfortunately the power of thes ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes: Audiologists are trained professionals who test hearing and advice hearing aids if necessary.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts el ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: An audiologist is a specialist who cannot only interpret the testing, but make recommendations on further testing to determine if and what type of tre ... Read More

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