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A 15-year-old male asked:

constant ringing in ears?

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Dr. Eric Stansby
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Tinnitus: There are several causes of ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Be seen for an exam.
Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Tinnitus: Go to ENT doctor. Get audiogram to check hearing. Depending on hearing test, may need x ray of auditory canals, might need MRI with mra and mrv if thrombosis is suspected.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Tinnitus: You might be describing tinnitus, which in and of itself isn't necessarily an issue but due to some underlying cause. Best to go see your family doc for an evaluation & referral to ENT if necessary. In meantime, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/tinnitus/ds00365 and http://www.Entnet.Org/healthinformation/tinnitus.Cfm for more info.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : Tinnitus is ringing of the ears. It is caused by inflammation of the inner ear. The hair fibers of the inner ear are very delicate it is often associated with dizziness. Menieres syndrome exposure to loud noises. Ear wax empaction and infection. Rarely a small tumor called acoustic neuromaay be the cause. If it persists get it checked out.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have ringing in ears on occasion?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Intermittent, brief episodes of tinnitus are normal. If it is constant, persists beyond 10-14 days, is associated with a drop in hearing or is unilateral, i would encourage you to see your doctor.
A 68-year-old member asked:

Treatment for ringing in ears?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Tinnitus treatment: We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc. Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Are some people more prone to getting ringing in ears?

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Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Age: Older people get ringing more often because as they age, their hearing can deteriorate and ringing is associated with hearing loss. People who have been exposed to loud noise in their hobbies or work are also at risk. Ringing should be evaluated with a hearing test and by an otolaryngologist (ent).
Dr. Michael Armstrong
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Ringing is like an imperfect perception of silence. As the hearing deteriorates, the brain amplifies the imperfect signal until distortion is created, much like the static that occurs when we turn up the radio volume on a weaker station. For more information, see www.RichmondENT.com.
Mar 13, 2012
A 33-year-old member asked:

What might cause constant ringing in ears?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: This is normally associated with repeated exposure to loud sounds.
San Francisco, CA
A 34-year-old male asked:

Constant ringing in ears, when I think about it, it is 24/7. May have gotten louder in past 5 years. Any remedies?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gustavo Diaz
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Evaluation: You may need an evaluation by en ENT and also an audiogram (hearing test). Hope this helps.

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