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Causes Of Inner Ear Numbness
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more
Skin inflammation: Almost all of my patients with this complaint "clean their ears." they use qtips or peroxide or other measures to remove wax from the canal. The wax is there for a reason - it protects the ear canal skin. When the skin is unprotected it gets inflamed and can itch. Stop cleaning your ears! other reasons can include sensitivity to shampoos, soaps or hair products that get in the ear. ...Read more
Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?
Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more
Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes: Loud noise - whether just one episode or sustained - can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important - even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Labyrinth : The outer ear is considered the pinna, ear canal, and ear drum. The middle ear consists of three small bones with a connection to the back of the throat. The inner ear is two parts, the cochlea that contains hair cells that respond to sound waves and the labyrinth that is fluid filled and responds to movement. If this movement detector is damaged or inflammed you will feel dizzy with vertigo. ...Read more
Rocks in head: We have little rocks in our head, called otoliths. As they roll around as our head moves, they stimulate little hairs which the brain interprets so that we have a sense of balance. If the stones can't move because of fluid, pus or bacteria, our sense of balance is affected. ...Read more
Can a inner ear problem cause you to have warm sensations on the left side of your head and or spasm's?
Inner Ear/Sensations: Warm sensations with spasms do not suggest to me a simple inner ear problem unless it is associated with dizziness and ringing in the ear. I would have a doctor take a look and do an MRI to see if there is another reason for the spasm. I would be concerned about other neurological problems because of the spasms. ...Read more