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Why am I very sensitive to noise when I wake up in the morning

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Noise sensitivity.: That is normal for many people.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Probably because it is very quiet and you are not used to a quiet environment. It does not signify anything wrong with you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Controlled noise: Usually it is more startle that wakes people. So if you are sensitive to noise, i would recommend a sound machine or white noise (like static on radi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Hearing loss: I suspect he may have some hearing loss in his left ear, so his impression of "normal" sound levels in his right ear appear, to him, to be inordinatel ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Tinnitus: probably caused by the cold virus. Swelling of the eustachian tubes creates pressure deficit in the inner ear area. It goes away when cold goes awa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Consult ENT doctor: Ear doctor can examine & evaluate your situation & can recommend proper care & treatment.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Pressure on ear drum: This can happen for a few different reasons. The problem could be originating in your brain, such as in people who experience this as part of a migr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bronwyn catherine Pitman
Specializes in General Practice
Unlikely: Tinnitus is a common problem and can be caused by a variety of things, from medications, to excessive noise or illness. It is advisable to see your do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See an ENT: Hyperacusis is an over-sensitivity to sound. It has a central mechanism the way the brain perceives noise. There are a variety of neurological conditi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Noise snesitivity: Sensitivity to noise can be normal or could be due to issues affecting the nerve or muscles controlling the bones in the ear. See a regular doctor fo ... Read More

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