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A 18-year-old female asked:

my ears have been ringing a lot lately. they have also been clogged a lot and i have felt like i am on a rocking boat. do you know what is going on? there is no hearing loss.

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
See ENT.: Hard to say without exam. See ENT doc who will examine you, obtain tests, discuss recommendations.

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