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A 28-year-old male asked:

Suddenly i heard a very loud horn sound from a car while in the street.could it be the cause of my tinnitus and balance problem?eardrum damage?howlong

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Unsure: A very loud noise, close to the ear, could cause some damage to the ear. This may result in tinnitus. It is less likely to be a cause of imbalance. How is the hearing? Does it affect one side or both? Have you been exposed to trauma from loud noises before? It may take some time for this to improve. Weeks of time are not out of the question.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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