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i have periodic ringing in my ears?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ringing: Need for more history and other associated symptoms. Usually benign origin from cochlear hair cell damage. Use ear protection when exposed to noise levels exceeding 85dB. Can get free decibel meter app on phone.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I stop the constant ringing in my ears?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Difficult at best: I am not aware of anything available that will stop tinnitus. Most of the treatments available today(biofeedback, masking devices, acupuncture, tinnitus retraining therapy, gingko, medications among others) can control it but not stop it.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can be the cause of constant ringing in my ears?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Tinnitus: Chronic tinnitus has many causes, but commonly is associated with damage to the inner ear and/or associated hearing loss, and the brain's method of compensating for this inner ear damage / hearing loss. You should have your hearing tested by an audiologist and see an ENT to make sure nothing else is going on.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why do I have ringing in my ears as I fall asleep?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
It's always there: You don't just have it while you sleep... It's there all the time but you notice it while you are falling asleep because the ambient noise during the day that would normally mask it is starting to decrease around the house... "the house is quiet." the ringing (tinnitus) is usually nothing serious, but you may want to have your hearing checked. Also check my health tips http://tinyurl.Com/42dosks.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have ringing in my ears! please help me!?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
1 time or recurrent?: Have chronic or intermittent tinnitus evaluated by your physician. Audiogram will likely be done. ENT consult is sometimes necessary.

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