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Ears Ringing After Ear Slap
Eardrum damage?: Significant damage to the point of high tone deafness is reported in people exposed to loud noise. ...Read more
No masking: When there is competing environmental sounds, the ringing in your ears can be "masked" or drowned out. This is why some physicians recommend the use of noise machines or air fans for those individuals who had difficulty sleeping due to the ringing when in a quiet setting. ...Read more
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
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
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
Why are my ears ringing I don't work in a factory I'm a sales rep 47 yrs old 6' 195lbs very active
To: To answer your question would require a thorough history, otoscopic exam, and audiogram (hearing test). Relevant questions include is it unilateral or bilateral?, characteristics of the ringing- high pitch or low pitch?, continuous or intermittent?, progression over time, what makes it better or worse?, associated symptoms of ear fullness/pressure, hearing loss, or vertigo?, family history of same or early need for hearing aides?, medication history, history of head trauma?, history of loud noise exposure in any capacity?, etc. As you can see there are many possible causes from the few questions I've asked. If you want a more specific answer I would seek an ENT evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
Consult Dr. ASAP: Although it could be simply a virus or musculoskeletal problem (esp. Upper neck vertebral dsyf) causing this symptom complex, severe stiff neck w/headache can also be meningitis, brain bleed, etc. Rule these out immediately. If illness/bleeding is not the cause, consider osteopathic exam to find neurologic or muscoloskeletal cause (s).These may be treatable by manipulation, meds, or other care. ...Read more
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
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
I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?
Tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused a blood traveling through an artery around or near the ear. Is the medicine you are taking suppose to stop the tinnitus? IF you are asking if it will cause more pulsatile tinnitus, it is hard to answer that without knowing what the medicine is you are taking. Different medications more apt to cause tinnitus than others. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Are you self diagnosing sinuses or was it diagnosed by the doctor? Sinuses when clogged or infected have connections with ears so that's not a stretch to put together in terms of maladies going hand in hand. If you saw your physician were you given any meds? If you haven't seen your doc yet then, that's the next step. In the mean time, GOOD fluids, GOOD FLUIDS, & more GOOD FLUIDS & call doctor. ...Read more
Many things: These may very well be signs and symptoms of a viral infection, but side effects of medication should be kept in mind. Almost all of these symptoms could be due to aspirin. ...Read more
Probably not.: Tinnitus usually varies in intensity over time and might be improved by some otc supplements (e g arches), prescription meds (e g nortriptyline), and avoiding stress, alcohol, salt, caffeine, and loud noise. Sinister causes of tinnitus are rare, but unilateral symptoms are a little more likely to be something serious, so get checked out by an audiologist and/or ENT physician. ...Read more
Surgery pointers: Be sure to eat prior so glucose level stays up. Wear loose fitting scrubs. Don't wear t-shirt under. Don't wear mask on tightly to face. Try to leave a little better breathing room. Breath via nose. Try to be prepared by reading about the procedure, to decrease your anxiety. When possible, try to sit. There is nothing wrong in taking an occasional brief break if involved in a long case. ...Read more
Are there no tinnitus treatments at all? Ringing in ears started a few weeks ago, as well as crackling in neck when I turn it. Related? Remedies?
Today my ears are VERY sensitive to noise. They are ringing too. I also happen to have a cold. Can a cold cause tinnitus or is this something else?
Tinnitus: Probably caused by the cold virus. Swelling of the eustachian tubes creates pressure deficit in the inner ear area. It goes away when cold goes away. You can fasten to go away by trying some otc cold medications including sudafed if you are not alllergic and if no cotraindications with your healt conditions. Pharmacist can guide you. Contact me if you want more detailed information. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral for ENT specialist. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are adequate OTCs for pain control. If not feeling better, see doc to get stronger pain controlling medications and further curative treatment. As infection improves, ringing should decrease. ...Read more
You answered it!: Exhausted is the key, and then falling asleep! Often when we are overtired, and overwired, our senses can be on hyperoverdrive too, so the ringing may just be temporary. If not, you have to contact your pcp! Also, the hiccups may just be a temporary phenomena, as you've set up the reflex to create that inadvertently. Again, unless it's disabling and affecting you quality of life, get some rest! ...Read more
Two problems: The hard knot on the left side of your scalp is probably unrelated to your ear complaints. It might contribute to pain and headaches. The ringing and fullness of your ears needs to be evaluated by an ENT surgeon. All of these issues can be evaluated by the ENT physician. With one visit, you can have all of your concerns addressed. ...Read more
Is vertigo the term for a hissing noise (not ears ringing)in head, if so, will Prochlorperazine stop the hissing noise?
After exercising I felt like I cant get a deep enough breath. Ears ringing, feeling of fullness in ear. Okay after 5mins?
May have overdid it: You just overexerted yourself a bit. If it's 1st time in awhile (or ever) for heavy exercise or workout then, you want to start slower and work up to to higher levels slowly. If you got back together after 5 min. Then, that's OK...We like to see your heart and breathing rates down to normal within 2 min. After heavy exercise to be considered in pretty good shape. ...Read more
My father suffers from tinnitus, I think. A sound keeps ringing in his ears. What to do and which doctor to consult? Thanks!
See ENT specialist:
Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of conditions Including:
Normal aging and hearing loss
Medicines, including some antibiotics, anti-seizure medicines, and painkillers
Head or neck injuries
I suggest that you have your dad see an Ear Nose & Throat specialist ...Read more
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