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A 31-year-old member asked:

how can you stop ringing in ears?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prabu Raman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. Have an evaluation by a dentists with expertise in treating temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd) to check this.
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
You probably can't: Unless your ringing is due to certain medications or recent noise exposure, the odds are you will continue to have ringing, a very annoying and often long-lasting symptom which is caused by a large variety of things.
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Unfortunately: There really isn't any way to stop ringing. However, you should see your ENT doctor and make sure there isn't a serious medical cause for to it. If the ringing is making it hard to sleep, a white noise generator may help.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Ringing in Ears: There is currently no treatment to stop ringing in ears. The ringing can be alleviated if your hearing test reveals hearing loss pattern that can be help with hearing aids. If you have not done so already, see your local ear nose and throat specialist for examination and hearing tests.
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 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.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Great answer! Also fragrances, aerosols and second hand smoke have been linked to tinnitus and other diseases. See http://breastcanceroptions.org/cosmetics_and_fragrances_pose_high_risks_0.aspx
Jun 7, 2017

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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.
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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 36-year-old member asked:

Tinnitis.Ringing in ears doesn't stop. What should I do?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Doesn't often stop: Tinnitus doesn't often stop no matter the cause. First see an ENT specialist. Noise distraction, eg other sounds like music or white noise can help if no tinnitus treatment is available.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I have this ringing ears almost two months, does anybody know how to stop ringing in ears?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Prabu Raman
Dentistry 38 years experience
Teeth clenching??: Tinnitus - ringing in the ears - could be from many causes including exposure to very loud sounds. One of the reasons is from teeth clenching. The same nerve - trigeminal nerve - that controls the jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls tension of the ear drum. Hence the connection. Have an evalution by a dentist expert in treating tmd to check.

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