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A 41-year-old member asked:

would it be unhealthy to hear a very quiet, almost inaudible hissing sound in the ears?

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Dr. Dave Burns
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Tinnitus: Normally you will not hear any sounds within your ears if everything is normal.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

My ears are swollen and I only hear muted sounds. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Need care: Not sure what is swollen but seems like you need to see an ENT to sort this out for you.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Woke up with pressure in my ears and unable to hear or see properly?

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Dr. Ravi Samy
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See a doctor ASAP: You may need a ct or MRI scan? This could be due to a migraine headache, stroke, or viral infection.
A member asked:

Why do I hear beeping sound at my ears, with sometimes at the left or right one?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Not unusual: It's not unusual to hear a high pitched ring for several seconds at a time. Consider it your ear retuning itself. If it is present for days or longer, it is likely that you have some hearing loss. If you have tinnitus that does not stop, i would recommend a hearing test and an exam by an ent, especially if it is in just one ear or pulsates like your heart beat.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I find out why can I hear my bloodstream in my ears! is this normal?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Conductive loss?: You have the jugular vein and carotid artery running in close proximity to your ears. If you have a conductive hearing loss, the sounds within your ears is amplified. Thus, this can lead to hearing pulsations in your ears.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do I hear rapid thumping in my ears?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Several possibilites: There are a number of potential causes for that type of symptom, some of them quite serious. I would go in for a checkup with a good physician.

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