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Ear Tin Sound
Two possibilities: Your eustachian tube can be too open. It normally stays closed and opens with pressure changes or swallowing. If it is open always, it can cause you to hear your own breath sounds. It should get better with lying down. Or you could have a superior semicircular canal dehiscence, which means a compartment of your inner ear has a hole in it. It will not make your symptom better with lying down. ...Read more
Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease, tinnitis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ringing: Cochlear hair cell damage at differing sites in the cochlea. ...Read more
May be TMD symptom: Assuming that you don't now have a cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Eustachian tube (et) goes from throat to middle ear to equalize pressure on either side of ear drums. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle- tensor veli palatini - that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. ...Read more
Ear issues: Might mean fluid behind the ears and probably indicates an allergy since that causes fluid behind the ear drums and itchy ears. Consider seeing an allergist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Ear wax / ET problem: It could be obstruction of the external canal by ear wax, or eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. If it's ear wax, may be removed by gently irrigating the external canal. If it's the ET, you may be able to resolve the problem by using an over-the-counter nasal spray like Afrin. If these don't resolve the problem, you may need to see your physician. ...Read more
No. TMD symptom?: Assuming that your ears have been examined & are clear. Also assuming cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. Have you noticed any changes in ear congestion with jaw movement or chewing? ...Read more
Depends: There are a few cells that do not regenerate, brain cells and hearing cells. Dependong on the repetative nature of the gun shots and loud noises, you hope the hearing comes back in 2-3 days. If the loss persists, you need to get an evaluation by ent. Always wear protective hearing aides/ear protection when shooting a gun or performing activites with loud noises (leaf blowing, weed whacking, etc). ...Read more
Tinnitus: Tinnitus most commonly is a result of abnormalities within the auditory system, often with unexplained etiology. It may be associated with sensorineural hearing loss, ototoxic medications, infection, vascular ischemia, or acoustic neuroma. Pulsatile tinnitus is most commonly vascular in origin and requires thorough evaluation. Evaluation of tinnitus should include a thorough history, an exam. ...Read more
Not unusual: It's not unusual to hear a high pitched ring for several seconds at a time. Consider it your ear retuning itself. If it is present for days or longer, it is likely that you have some hearing loss. If you have tinnitus that does not stop, I would recommend a hearing test and an exam by an ent, especially if it is in just one ear or pulsates like your heart beat. ...Read more
Tinnitus: Normally you will not hear any sounds within your ears if everything is normal. ...Read more
Fluid in ears: You may have fluid in yours ears. Get your ears examined if this does not resolve. ...Read more
What could be the cause of buzz/fuzzy sound in ears and it makes hearing hard. And it gets worse with pain meds?
ASA?: Asa has been linked to the buzzing but there are also other potential causes for it. Consult an ENT to check out your hearing and the cause for the buzzing. ...Read more
My ear started ringing after got shocked by loud sound 8 yesrs ago. Slowly getting worse and worse since then. Is it cureable?
My ear has had a ringing and whooshing sound for weeks now. Not pain but very annoying. What can I do on my own to alleviate?
My right ears won't pop after landing and it feel sucks I cannot hear with good sound it feel like in plane how do I muddle through?
Why do my ears tense up when I hear something suspicious? I know it sounds kinda weird and it is. Every time it happens I cannot control it.
My ear makes a sound that sound like a heatbeat and it gets worse when I turn my head sideways. With a slihgt painn. What could b the problem.
Why does my autistic son cover his ears? It has nothing to do with loud sounds. He usually does it while watching tv even if the sound is low.
See below: People with pervasive developmental disorders such as autism can engage in repetitive, stereotyped behaviors that don't appear to be related to their external world (eg sound level). These behaviors can be relatively complex such as covering one's ears. This may represent an inflexible routine associated with sitting in front of the television. Consider reviewing further with a doctor. ...Read more
My husband cannot tolerate our children crying or wailing. He says that the sound of their cries hurts his ears. Could there be some underlying issue?
Reflects upbringing: This can represent a deep seated issue with his upbringing. Infants and toddlers who were yelled at or spanked for crying may not remember the process but can connect with the pain or dread when they hear a baby crying. Sometimes counseling can open up the old memory and allow the adult to change their response. ...Read more
My ears have a ringing sound when it is really quiet. Both ears. It's not really a ringing like a bell, but a constant noise of some sort. What is it?
What causes ever lasting "wzzzzzzzzzzz" sound in the ears? (I have hypothyrodism, it is been diagnosed lately but dr told me I had it long time ago)
Tinnitus: That sound is called tinnitus and can happen from various reasons. If you play music loud in headphones you may have damaged your hearing. Exposure to loud sounds can lead to it, so if you work in a noisy environment as well. It is usually not related to the thyroid. A ENT may be able to help you, but usually no treatment is available once hearing loss occure. ...Read more
Can ultra sounds (high frequency noises over 2000hz) damage our ear in any way? Since we can`t detect them at all. Same goes for infrasounds, below20hz
No evidence of it: There is no evidence that it can be harmful. ...Read more