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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Does tinnitis from ear fluid build up and or infection go away when it clears? It started with an upper respiratory infection, and now it's glue ear.

Does tinnitis from ear fluid build up and or infection go away when it clears? It started with an upper respiratory infection, and now it's glue ear.

Yes: If I'm understanding you correctly, you've developed noise in your ear after a cold, and you've been diagnosed as having fluid behind your ear drum. Fluid in the middle ear after a cold will usually resolve on its own after 6 to 8 weeks. You can definitely defelop noise with this, sometimes ringing, often a roaring sound. It should resolve when the fluid resolves. If not, see ent. ...Read more

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Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

A fluctuating: Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language (verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read more

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5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?

5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?

Not likely: No Singulair (montelukast) is not likely 2 cause sleep myoclonus. The other conditions you mention are common in young children, middle ear fluid and adenoidal hypertrophy. Benign sleep myoclonus is also common, and unrelated to the former conditions. As long as your child's development is normal and the nature of the movement does not change, this is a variant of normal and needs no further investigation ...Read more

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Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. Ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. Ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear infectio: If there is drainage there is probably a perforation of the ear drum due to a chronic ear infection.The ent surgeon who did the tonsillectomy should check the ear. Pain can be referred but drainage is not normal. ...Read more

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Do any medications cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?

Do any medications cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?

Yes: Medications are a notorious cause of tinnitus. The list is exhaustive, with Aspirin and quinine being the most recognized. ...Read more

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Can a lot of sedation given cause tinnitus in ears the next day.

Can a lot of sedation given cause tinnitus in ears the next day.

Not sure...: I'm not aware of any direct relationship between sedation and tinnitus. What kind of sedation did you have? By which route? I.V., or oral, or by inhalation? And what procedure did you undergo? Your tinnitus may be due to several things, among them the drugs you were given, any postoperative pain medicine you may be taking, or even the procedure you underwent. ...Read more

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Hi Is there any medicine which can reduce the hissing in ears caused by tinnitus. Thanks?

Depends: Tinnitus is a vague term, that can come from multiple causes/diseases. The most common is noise induced tinnitus, you may want to see an audiologist to get it diagnosed. If it is noise induced, there is no proven medication however a lot of things have been tried. If it is significant consider noise cancelling hearing aids. ...Read more

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I am so sick of tinnitus, how could TMJ cause ringing in the ear, is their nerve between TMJ & ear?

I am so sick of tinnitus, how could TMJ cause ringing in the ear, is their nerve between TMJ & ear?

3 theories: 3 theories behind why TMJ problems may cause/worsen tinnitus. 1)the chewing muscles are near some muscles that insert into the middle ear so may have effect on hearing, and so may promote tinnitus. 2)can be a direct connection between ligaments that attach to jaw and one of middle ear hearing bones.3)nerve supply from TMJ has connections with parts of brain involved with both hearing & sound inter ...Read more

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Can mild household allergies cause tinnitus and noise sensitivity? It can get to the point where routine noise is bothersome to the ears.

Can mild household allergies cause tinnitus and noise sensitivity? It can get to the point where routine noise is bothersome to the ears.

Unrelated: I doubt that these symptoms are related to household allergies. Consultation with an Otolaryngologist would be worthwhile. After this evaluation you will be informed of techniques to mitigate the tinnitus symptoms. A referral to a neurologist or a neurootolaryngologist may also be recommended. ...Read more

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Can taking Concerta cause someone to develop tinnitus? Didn't take Concerta today, but suddenly developed high pitched squeal in ears.

Stimulant tinnitus?: For better or worse, tens of millions of people have been on stimulant therapy. We've been using stimulants since the 50s for weight loss and then subsequent decades for ADHD. It is highly unlikely that Concerta is the culprit. Antibiotics though have well known neurotoxic effects including hearing loss and tinnitus. ...Read more

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Shooting ear pain within hours of touching each ear on separate occasions. Ear exam was fine. Fullness and tinnitus persist 2 months. Likely cause?

Shooting ear pain within hours of touching each ear on separate occasions. Ear exam was fine. Fullness and tinnitus persist 2 months. Likely cause?

Likely unrelated: I am unable to draw any correlation between what you describe as "touching each ear" followed hours later by sharp pains. There is truly nothing neurological that I am aware does that sort of thing simply based upon the protracted delay between stimulus and response. However, if an ear exam does not reveal any problems have imaging studies of the IAC been done? Of the brain and temporal lobes? ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tinnitus? Or worsen ringing in ears? It seems like I always had faint ringing, it seems worse now. But I'm struggling with anxiety.

Yes, anxiety can: Make your tinnitus worse. I can make any physical symptom worse. Ask your behavior therapist about the possibility of learning self-hypnosis or meditation to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Today my ears are VERY sensitive to noise. They are ringing too. I also happen to have a cold. Can a cold cause tinnitus or is this something else?

Today my ears are VERY sensitive to noise. They are ringing too. I also happen to have a cold. Can a cold cause tinnitus or is this something else?

Tinnitus: Probably caused by the cold virus. Swelling of the eustachian tubes creates pressure deficit in the inner ear area. It goes away when cold goes away. You can fasten to go away by trying some otc cold medications including sudafed if you are not alllergic and if no cotraindications with your healt conditions. Pharmacist can guide you. Contact me if you want more detailed information. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

No: The causes of tinnitus is very numerous including noise exposure, head trauma, medications, and infections. Ear wax, though it can make tinnitus more conspicuous by making internal sounds more obvious, is not known to provoke tinnitus. ...Read more

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What is inner ear stones? How to treat if I have it? Is it a tumour? Could it cause tinnitus?

What is inner ear stones? How to treat if I have it? Is it a tumour? Could it cause tinnitus?

Otoliths.: The otoliths are tiny stones, if you will, that sit atop filaments in the cochlea, the vestibular structure in each inner ear. They play a role in our awareness of our place and positioning in three dimensional space. Problems with the otoliths lead to vertigo. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more