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what is inability to hear high pitched sounds

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
34 years experience Family Medicine
High blood pressure: The symptoms you are describing are consistent with high blood pressure. If you have not seen a physician in a while, I would recommend getting your b ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tinnitus not normal: Although it is common. It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It may be: Tinnitus is defined as sound that you hear that is not present in the environment around you. You are describing tinnitus which is extremely common. N ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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See your doctor plz: You need to speak to your doctor to get a detailed history including previous head injuries or sports activities, drug history, previous illness etc. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss: Get your hearing checked in an ENT doctor's office ear nose and throat doctor.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See you doctor: This is not normal. I would see your primary care doctor, an ent, or a neurologist.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
May be other entity: There are other "things" that can cause one to hear swishing sounds in the ear so if your doctor has only sent you for audiometry testing you could in ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain: Intratympanic muscles are contracting to protect the ear from noise. These stretch or tense the eardrum which activates receptor pain fibers. best to ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Arden
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A : A sensitivity to loud sounds may also reflect " recruitment", an electrophysiologic response to high frequency hearing loss. An audiogram ( hearing te ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: The belief is that it's a hair cell within your inner ear dying making that noise. But you have hundreds of them, so loss of a few is completely norma ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Sudden change: I need more information to answer this question. Was there an injury or trauma to the ear or head that preceded the sudden change in your hearing? Ar ... Read More

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