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Scranton, PA
A 27-year-old male asked:

Is it normal to hear a strange buzzing/ringing sound when it is dead silent? almost like a conscious buzzing sound. are my ears not used to silence?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Nope. : It's called tinnitus. You need to see a doctor. You may need a hearing test or an MRI of the brain. It could be normal. Go see your doctor.

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