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A 55-year-old male asked:

What cause ringing in ears?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Central auditory: Over last 15 years research into the patho-physiology of tinnitus has clearly shown that the origin of tinnitus (perception of ringing in the ear) is the result of increased synchronous discharge of electrical activity in the auditory nervous system in the brain. The sound is not coming from the ear but is like a phantom limb syndrome where increased brain activity is perceived as noise in ear.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes. Rec.: see ENT to rule out secondary pathology.
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Lots: But primarily i would check Aspirin intake or history of loud noise exposure or high frequency hearing loss, opioid drug withdrawal et al.
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Lots: But primarily i would check Aspirin intake or history of loud noise exposure or high frequency hearing loss, opioid drug withdrawal et al.
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Tinnitus: Could be multiple things. Sensorineural hearing loss , infection, labrynthitis, Ménière's disease , wax build up etx. Better get checked out by a physician and possibly an audiology test.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes ringing in ears?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have ringing in my ears, what is the cause of it?

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Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See ENT: there are many potential reasons to consider with ear ringing or tinnitus (hearing loss, cardiovascular, medication, infectious, middle ear process, inner ear process, neoplasticism, etc) so I would recommend a thorough exam and hearing test with an ENT. In many cases the reason is quite benign but an ENT may help with treatment or coping methods.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What might cause constant ringing in ears?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: This is normally associated with repeated exposure to loud sounds.

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