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what could be causing whistling in my ears

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Lots: But primarily i would check Aspirin intake or history of loud noise exposure or high frequency hearing loss, opioid drug withdrawal et al.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Several things: This can be due to any process affecting the 8th nerve which allows you to hear. This includes the ear drum, middle ear, semicircular canals. Even ext ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Burrer
25 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of things...: Tinnitus or ringing of the ears is a tough diagnosis. It certainly can be from exposure to loud noises, wax impactions, fluid in the middle ear and t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tinnitus : Ringing in the ear is called tinnitus it is normal. To have occasional. Ringing. When it is more frequent it could mean you have a hearing loss. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Ear wax,hearing loss: The common causes of hearing loss are 1 wax in the ears 2exposure to loud noises 3otosclerosis thats is stiffning of the bones in middle ear 4head ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Birds? Bugs? Brain?: If there isn't some varmint taking up residence in your ear canal, then your main possibilities are inner ear disease, or less likely brain (stem) dis ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Tinnitus: Tinnitus occurs often and there may no underlying cause. I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist for a hearing eval.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tinnitus: Some people have ringing in the ears (tinnitus) which is not very loud. So they may not notice it amid the noise and distractions of the day - where a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sore: Could mean several things. Best to consult your pcp for workup.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Hard to say: Hard to say. you could have slight pH change which would prevent accumulation of ear wax.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Something in canal: There might be something in your ear canal. An insect, loose wax might be possible. Have your doctor take a look inside using an otoscope. Most impo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Squishy ears: Water is most likely. May be trapped behind wax. Have someone take a look.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Chacon
17 years experience Orthodontics
Jaw joint issues: It seems like you may have the cartilage of your jaw joint out of the normal position, and now the condyle is in direct contact with the bone, causing ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Rhinitis: Nasal steroids typically work the best. Otc non sedating antihistamines also work in mild cases very well.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
41 years experience Family Medicine
Cramps and vibration: The feelings of vibration is usually caused by small muscle contractions and relaxations. Often too small to see. That is very similar to a cramp wh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease, tinnitis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tinnitus: Chronic tinnitus has many causes, but commonly is associated with damage to the inner ear and/or associated hearing loss, and the brain's method of co ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Many things: Drugs, loud noise exposure, dental infections, ear disease are most likely but not a complete listing of possibilities. If your hearing is also affect ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: fluid in your middle ear fluid or wax in your ear canal arthritis or inflammation in your TMJ which can transmit noise to your ear when chewing See ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor.

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