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Why do high pitched sounds like vacuum make me want to leave room? Hurt my ears.

Why do high pitched sounds like vacuum make me want to leave room? Hurt my ears.

May have hyperacusis: There is a condition called hyperacusis in which certain sounds can be painful. Sometimes it can occur in patients with underlying hearing loss. I recommend you see an ENT doctor to have a hearing test and an ear exam. ...Read more

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Help unblocking ear?

Help unblocking ear?

Lets look inside: We'd need to look inside. It's probably wax try some ear drops to soften things up. It may fall out on its own. Don't use qtips. You may puncture your ear drum and lose your hearing. ...Read more

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Constant rining in ear?

Constant rining in ear?

Hearing loss: Many people have damage to their hearing mechanism either from trauma or infection. When the tiny sensory hairs in the cochlea are damaged, they will act as if they are hearing even when it is silent. Because the ringing is constant, that implies a long-term hearing problem. This can be evaluated by an audiologist who may recommend hearing aids if you are having difficulty hearing conversations. ...Read more

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How to stop ringing ears?

How to stop ringing ears?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What makes ears feel full?

What makes ears feel full?

Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read more

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How to cure ear infectiom?

How to cure ear infectiom?

Antibiotics: With suffering: wait it out and take motrin. To minimize suffering: antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will an ear unclog on its own?

Will an ear unclog on its own?

Sometimes: Often it will not. You can try the over-the-counter treatments and then see an ENT doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the ear?

What could cause pain in the ear?

Many causes: When people come to see me with ear pain, I have found many causes. Can be an infection in the middle ear space behind the eardrum, or in the ear canal (swimmer's ear). Can be referred pain from the jaw joint or tmj, which is immedicately in front of the ear. Sometimes it is referred pain from the throat, from sinus drainage or throat infection. A plugged eustacian tube can cause pressure and pain. ...Read more

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What controls balance in the ear?

What controls balance in the  ear?

Vestibular system: Inside the inner ear the semi circular canals contain fluid that shifts when we move stimulating nerves that connect to the brain controlling balance. ...Read more