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Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Really.......: In my opinion you need a second opinion...... Not disrespectful to the ENT but, seems like a large jump if you had no hearing problems before. The ent's are the best at evaluating and treating ear drum problems. ...Read more

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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?

Does this sound like impacted ear wax-ringing&'bubbling' fluid sound in ears, reduced hearing, brown discharge; habit of sticking cotton buds down deep?

Yes it does: But other more serious conditions such as infection is likely. You should go see a doctor to make sure that this just is simple cerumen impaction. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Do ear crystals plug your ears up?

Do ear crystals plug your ears up?

No: There are small calcium crystals inside of the inner ear located behind the eardrum called otoliths. These crystals can become dislodged, and every time you turn your head, the crystals shift causing momentary dizziness: a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. These crystals shift with movement and can clump together but do not per se "plug" up the ear canal. ...Read more

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The latest hearing aid for my daughter suffering hearing loss &she wear aids behind ears?

The latest hearing aid for my daughter suffering hearing loss &she wear aids behind ears?

Smaller, customized: New behind-the-ears hearing aids are popular and easy to use. For a child, a consideration is how likely the child is to damage or lose a hearing aid, and how well the child can put it on, take it off, and use the features. The behind-the-ear portion is small now, and comes in various colors. Some have several frequencies to adjust like an mp3 or stereo. Some have bluetooth to connect a cellphone. ...Read more

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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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I was born w/scar tissue in my ears causing hearing loss.would cochlear implants help at all with hearing?

I was born w/scar tissue in my ears causing hearing loss.would cochlear implants help at all with hearing?

Probably not: Cochlear implants are replacements of the nerve endings where you have CONDUCTION problems. STAPES IMMOBILIZATION may help you! SEE AN ENT (*EAR NOSE THROAT) Specialist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Tinnitus in left ear decided to use ear drops. 9 days later ear full of wax after pulling out the goo , still ringing ear still blocked :-( syringe?

Tinnitus in left ear decided to use ear drops. 9 days later ear full of wax after pulling out the goo , still ringing ear still blocked :-( syringe?

Syringe may help: They sell cleaning kits for ears in the pharmacies which have large syringes. I always advise to use warm soapy water for these types of cleanings. At the same time, I advise caution when doing anything with the ear canal & if you're not sure of what you are doing or if things are going the right way then you should stop and see your doctor. Much better that than to cause any sort of complication. ...Read more

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Headache (constant but varies strength) tingling scalp, hiss in right ear 33% hearing loss, family doc say no wax blockage or infection.

Headache (constant but varies strength) tingling scalp, hiss in right ear 33% hearing loss, family doc say no wax blockage or infection.

Headache: If you have been cleared medically, check with your dentist about possible TMJ dysfunction which can cause similar symptoms, impacted wisdom teeth, or any other oral facial infections. ...Read more

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Can teething make ear(s) sore/ feel clogged with a muffled hearing in adults?

Can teething make ear(s) sore/ feel clogged with a muffled hearing in adults?

Ear Infection or TMJ: TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears and muffled hearing. Often people mistake TMJ pain for an ear problem (ear infection), when the ear is not the problem at all. See your PCP for a differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

Unlikely: Ear wax can cause hearing loss and ear discomfort but not the other symptoms. Try cleaning drum with peroxide diluted 1:1 with lukewarm water a couple times daily. Just make sure to, get all the solution out. For other symptoms consult ent. ...Read more

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I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

I have moderate hearing loss w/bi lat. hearing aides. Which is better: learning sign language w/no hearing aides, or hearing aides w/no sign language?

My vote is for...: Hearing aids with no sign language is better than sign language with no hearing aids. With hearing aids, one can hear broadcasts, such as music or voice, and one can hear what other people say (because the vast majority of people don't know how to express themselves using sign language). Also, with hearing aids, one can hear sounds from machines (like cars) and from animals (such as barking). ...Read more

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CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.

CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.

Eustachian tube dyfx: you are likely suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube lies between the middle ear space and the back of the nose. You can check this tube by holding your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. This may help the fullness feeling in the ears. If it helps, do this at least 30 or 40 times a day. If your ears do not pop, you may need a nasal steroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the hopi ear candle treatment actually work by removing excess ear wax from your ears?

Can the hopi ear candle treatment actually work by removing excess ear wax from your ears?

Ear wax removal: Does the hopi treatment involve using a lighted candle whose other end is inserted into the ear canal? That would be very dangerous due to the risk of getting burns. I also wonder if that ever works! ...Read more

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Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Yes: Bleach is caustic and can damage living tissues including the ear canal and eardrum. ...Read more