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Ear Pain Caused By Loud Noise
Need to be seen: Any time patients complain of "terrible pain" it should be check out, no matter where it is in the body. There are multiple causes for ear pain and hearing a loud roaring noise in the ear. Some our can be as simple as an ear infection or as complicated as tumor growth. In any case, the only way to know is to have it checked out.See 1 more doctor answer
Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeonSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain.
Otalgia: Otalgia is a term we use for an ear ache. If your hearing is within normal limits for your age, the most common cause of ear pain is referred from the dental apparatus. Conditions associated with chronic ear pain (assuming the ears are normal) are dental diseases, muscle spasm of the jaw muscles, rarely arthritis of the jaw joint, neck disease, throat disease, and laryngeal disease.See 1 more doctor answer
I wake up during the middle of the night due to excruciating ear pain. In the morning though it goes away. What causes this and how can I stop it?
Earpain: You may have fluid in your ears (serous otitis) the pressure of the fluid causes the pain especially when you are lying down. See an ENT specialist. You may have to be on steroids to reduce the pain.
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.
TMD: You may have temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. Have it evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. It may be due to sleep apnea.
Only one idea: Just a thought. Are you holding the cellphone too firmly against your ear due to insufficient VOLUME and are you perhaps a bit hard of hearing??? Just a thought....hope it helps Dr ZSee 1 more doctor answer
Eustachian tube: When you swallow, there is an opening of the tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear space. This is the eustachian tube. It is possible that the tube is more patent (open) than normal. Or you may have throat infection that refers pain to the ear. Pain referred to the ear from the throat may be the source of your problem. See and ENT doctor.
Rule out dental pain: I recently answered this question. But I am happy to repeat my suggestion. There are many structures at the side of the face. The ear is only one. The jaw joint, the jaw muscles, teeth, nerves and blood vessels are located at the side of the face but people always assume that pain at the side of the face is coming from the ear. If there is no hearing loss, think of dental or jaw muscles.See 1 more doctor answer
This is called. ..: Referred pain. The pain centers in the throat and ear and TMJ are close enough that disease in one area can produce pain in the others. Ear pain does not usually refer to the throat however, it usually the other way. Some one with tonsillitis or a cancer in the throat will often complain of ear pain.