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Can ear nerve damage cause tooth pain?

Can ear nerve damage cause tooth pain?

No: Never heard of that relationship. See dentist for tooth pain. If negative exam, see orofacial-TMJ pain specialist. ...Read more

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Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Yes: Bleach is caustic and can damage living tissues including the ear canal and eardrum. ...Read more

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Can a double ear infection damage pitch?

Can a double ear infection damage pitch?

Hearing and pitch: Hello, yes an ear infection or double (both ears) will change your hearing and thus change pitch. ...Read more

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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can balloons popping cause hearing damage?

Can balloons popping cause hearing damage?

Depends: If it was a loud pop very near to your head, there can be temporary changes in hearing (temporary threshold shift) in response. This is usually associated with a new 'ringing' in the ears (tinnitus). If the hearing isn't back to normal within 2-3 days, see the care of an Otolaryngologist with expertise in ears- an Otologist. Take care & protect your hearing from noise. ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

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

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Can ear infections cause any permanent damage?

Can ear infections cause any permanent damage?

Yes, but not often: Scattered ear infections that are properly treated usually won't cause any long term issues. However, chronic fluid, ruptured membranes, or frequent ear infections can cause inner ear damage and hearing loss. If there is concern, an audiologist can test hearing and see if there is any cause for concern. ...Read more

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Will rubbing alcohol in perforated eardrum cause damage?

Will rubbing alcohol in perforated eardrum cause damage?

Don't Do it !: The tympanic membrane (eardrum) is not intact so - the alcohol can flow right through it. ...Read more

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Will alcohol drops with ear tubes cause damage?

Will alcohol drops with ear tubes cause damage?

Maybe,maybe not: They generally cause significant pain and a burning sensation if they enter the middle ear.I can think of no benefit to ever use them in this scenario. ...Read more

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Can skateboarding make tinnitus worse/cause permanant tinnitus damage?

Can skateboarding make tinnitus worse/cause permanant tinnitus damage?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is most commonly from hearing loss. I don't see how skateboarding would cause hearing loss, unless you listen to music at a very high level while skateboarding. If exertion worsens tinnitus, i would see a doctor/ent to evaluate your tinnitus. ...Read more

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Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually separate: Issues. Ringing in the ears is due to abnormalities in the inner ear and the nervous system. Ear drum rupture is usually a complication of infection of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a higher ear temp than the other side. I do not like ear thermometers. I like the digital ones tat beep. For me they are more accurate. ...Read more