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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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What could cause sudden ear ringing?

What could cause sudden ear ringing?

Telephone?: (sorry, kidding). Inner ear pressure change; medications; some infections; no reason (= idiopathic tinnitus); trauma...Lots of potential reasons. Majority are relatively short-lived. If persists or is very annoying, see ENT dr or neurologist. ...Read more

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Ear ringing all the time home builder

Ear ringing all the time home builder

There: There are several conditions that can cause this. Ear ringing is called "tinnitus". If you have been around really loud sounds, this can cause ear ringing for a time period. Certain medications can cause ear ringing. If Aspirin is overused and taken in large quantities, it can cause ear ringing, and can cause serious toxicity. Inner ear conditions such as meniere's disease can cause ear ringing and this disease is a serious problem. If tinnitus persists then the patient should be seen by their physician or an ENT (ears, nose, throat) physician for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Left ear ringing?

Left ear ringing?

POSSIBILITIES: Include wax against your eardrum, fluid behind the ear drum from eustachian tube dysfunction or postnasal drip, and the start of hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear ringing?

Can TMJ cause ear ringing?

It can: Over activity of these muscles can sometimes cause a ringing sensation, called tinnitus. It is not unusual for the patient with tmj/cmd to complain of ringing in their ears, or vertigo. The tensor tympani and tensor levi palatini are tensed whenever the jaw-closing muscles are tensed, i.e., when ever the jaw is clenched. The reason is that the same nerve (the trigeminal) feeds all of the muscles o. ...Read more

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What can I do about my ear ringing?

What can I do about my ear ringing?

See ENT: Most common cause for ringing in the ear is hearing loss. Should have your hearing checked and ears examined. No medicine or surgery has been shown to reliably get rid of ringing but many factors may exacerbate including caffeine, nicotine, large amounts of salt in diet, and aspirin. ...Read more

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How can I stop ear ringing? I am a singer.

How can I stop ear ringing? I am a singer.

You can't: The question is raised many times by patients. Tinnitus or "ringing in the ear" is shared by millions of people. There is no treatment unless one knows a specific diagnosis. For example, impacted wax, middle ear fluid, inner ear abnormalities, otosclerosis may be correctable. But in the presence of normal hearing and no ear disease, there is no acceptable treatment. The symptom may disappear. ...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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Does adderoll XR or its generic equivalent cause ear ringing?

Does adderoll XR or its generic equivalent cause ear ringing?

Tinnitus and adderal: Ringing of the ears is called tinnitis. This condition is often caused by medications such as amphetamines certain antibiotics certain antidepressant and even caffeine. It is also a symptom someone is experiencing hearing loss. It really does not matter if the medication is generic brand name. This it's a good opportunity to get your hearing checked as you may not tolerate the medication. ...Read more

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What do you reccomend to do for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

What do you reccomend to do for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

Tough problem: Sometimes it is as simple as too much wax in the ears, so an easy first step is to see your pcp to get your ears examined. Assuming you are wax free, it is worth a visit to an ear nose and throat doctor and/or audiologist to see if you have any hearing loss. Hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus- basically- the background noise is now audible rather than drowned out by normal hearing. ...Read more

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Ear ringing for almost a week and feeling clogged, what is wrong?

Ear ringing for almost a week and feeling clogged, what is wrong?

Many causes: Maintaining tinnitus is often the best that some treatments provide. Determining the cause of tinnitus is difficult. Start with a very thorough history and exam with your doctor. Keeping a home diary of the ringing events, or what may increase it or decrease would be valuable- write down your what you are eating, pain if any, what ear/ears, lying down or upright. The supplement ginkgo may help. ...Read more

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What is it like to have success with a tinnitus (ringing in the ears) cure?

What is it like to have success with a tinnitus (ringing in the ears) cure?

Happiness: If you have had relief of your tinnitus, then I would assume that you would be happy. But maybe, the question is more about HOW to get a cure for the perception of sound in your ear (tinnitus)? There is no medicine or surgery at the present time to resolve tinnitus except masking and learning live with it. Most important is to make sure you do not have any serious peripheral or central problem. ...Read more

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What is the probability that my tinnitus (ringing in the ear) will go away?

Depends: It depends on whether you are expecting it to be truly gone or if you are okay with being apathetic to it. It will never go away. Background noise to drown it out will make you apathetic to it. 75% chance that this will happen. ...Read more

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What do these symptoms indicate: slight dizzyness, ear ringing, ear sensitivity?

What do these symptoms indicate: slight dizzyness, ear ringing, ear sensitivity?

Not enough info: There are several conditions that could cause these symptoms. Are they constant or intermittent, are there other ear symptoms, what is the dizziness like, is the ear sensitive to sound, cold, touch? In the absence of more information this can't be answered. As there are several serious conditions such as tumors on the balance nerves then I would see an ent, preferably a neurootologist. ...Read more

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My Son had big expose to Noise today and having ringing ear on the left side, may this be tinnitus? How can I know is not something severe? (Age: 12)

My Son had big expose to Noise today and having ringing ear on the left side, may this be tinnitus? How can I know is not something severe? (Age: 12)

Do not be alarmed: The ringing in the ear is tinnitus and very likely from your son's exposure to the loud noise but if exposure is not chronic as suggested by your history, it is not likely to cause permanent damage. Please consult with any of the ENT in the network if ringing persists after 24 to 48hrs for further advise. Take care and stay healthy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ear ringing?

What are the causes of ear ringing?

Local nerve damage: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It can come from a one-time event (rock concert) or multiple events over time. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve completely. ...Read more

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What can cause ear ringing every now and again?

TINNITUS (RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor
, following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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Can a non properly developed ear bed causing ear ringing?

Can a non properly developed ear bed causing ear ringing?

Probably not: Ear ringing is now thought to be due to spontaneous electrical discharge from the medial aspect of the temporal lobe of the brain. It may or may not be associated with a hearing loss. What is an "ear bed"? Please explain so a more scientific answer can be given to you. In general, in the absence of documented ear disease, there is no objective or acceptable therapy for ringing in the ear. ...Read more

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I have constant ear ringing is there a cure? It is unbearable

I have constant ear ringing is there a cure? It is unbearable

No complete cure: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve fully. Treatment involves masking the sound or other conservative treatments. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to stop ear ringing after a concert?

No loud noises: Rest, avoid loud noises and it will resolve, infuture try to avoid prolong loud noises. ...Read more

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Hi I just read the ringing in ears is due to tinnitus. Any medicine, drop that can make it better. What can I do now!!!

Investigate.: There's really no medication, sight unseen, that can help tinnitus universally. If your tinnitus is due to inflammation, then there may be a medication that can help. If your tinnitus is due to damage, then this may be permanent. We won't know for sure without an investigation by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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So is it true my ear ringing can be from my tmj?

So is it true my ear ringing can be from my tmj?

Yes, but...: While tinnitus (ringing in the ear) can be from an inflammation in your temporomandibular joint), there are also many other causes. You should consult both a dentist who treats tmj\tmd problems and also an ear nose and throat specialist to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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How long does it take chronic sinus ear ringing to heal?

How long does it take chronic sinus ear ringing to heal?

Ear ringing: Also called tinnitus, can have many causes such as trauma, loud noises, etc. Depending on the triggering factor, the duration of the problem varies. See an ent. ...Read more

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Will ear ringing go away when taking lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Will ear ringing go away when taking lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram): It would subside if the ringing is related to anxiety, but that will take time. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of ears ringing with tinnitus remedies?

What do I do to get rid of ears ringing with tinnitus remedies?

Many causes: Maintaining tinnitus is often the best that some treatments provide. Determining the cause of tinnitus is difficult. Start with a very thorough history and exam with your doctor. Keeping a home diary of the ringing events, or what may increase it or decrease would be valuable- write down your what you are eating, pain if any, what ear/ears, lying down or upright. The supplement ginkgo may help. ...Read more

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Can ear ringing be permanent from taking Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can ear ringing be permanent from taking Lexapro (escitalopram)?

No it goes away: If ear ringing was not there before Lexapro (escitalopram) was started it will usually disappear. If does not in few weeks then talk to your psychiatrist. ...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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How long will it take for ear ringing to go away after it started the 2nd day on lexapro (escitalopram)?

How long will it take for ear ringing to go away after it started the 2nd day on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Possibly 3-5 days: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is not a common side effect of Lexapro, (escitalopram) but can be triggered by anxiety or other drugs like aspirin or NSAIDS. It may not be due to the Lexapro, (escitalopram) but most such side effects subside after 3-5 days. If you took any other meds, stop those, and see if it gets better. If still there after a week, talk to your doctor re a different antidepressant. Good luck! ...Read more