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Possible: It is important to listen to audio coming through headphones at a moderate volume. If you cannot hear the things around you, you are listening too loud. And be sure to take a break from the headphones every now and then. ...Read more
Silence causes incre: Tinnitus is more prominent in a silent room and you probably nap in a situation where there is little noise so you become more aware of it when you wake up . Tinnitus can be related to loss of hearing and you might want to have an audiologist look at this. Tinnitus is less prominent during the day when there is other noise in your environment to mask the ringing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage to inner ear.: The inner ear is a neural sense organ and it is finely tuned to discrimate sounds within a certain range. Since it is a "nerve" system, it conducts electrical activity. If the electrical activity is intense or prolonged... It can damage the neural mechanisms of the inner ear. It is similar to any nerve damage that can happen with any other nerve of the body if it is injured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage to ear: Prolonged and sustained exposure to loud noises like guns, power tools and loud music can damage the very sensitive hair cells in your cochlea that allow you to hear. When these cells start to become permanently damaged then you will start to hear ringing in your ears. Try to protect your ears from this as much as possible with ear plugs and perhaps some of the ringing will decrease or disappear. ...Read more
Beat of the Drum: When the middle ear is distended due to fluid or air pressure accumulation, it can disrupt normal sound perception. If a condition exists where there is obstruction of the eustachian tube, then it is possible to hear noises like your own heartbeat from a vessel close to the drum. In most instances this is normal and resolves. Persistent perception should be examined to rule out other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is vertigo the term for a hissing noise(not ears ringing)in head,if so,will Prochlorperazine stop the hissing noise?
Audiologist: This question is best answered by an audiologist, a person who dispenses hearing aids. The technology in the hearing aid industry has made such great technological advances that there may be computerized aids (expensive) that can decrease the volume of the amplification when you enter a noisy room and then automatically increase the volume in a quiet room. Ask your hearing aid dealer. ...Read more
I have middle ear fluid, chronic tinnitus, hearing difficulties, ear fullness and severe balance issues. Would myringotomy tubes or hearing aids help?
Several causes: Several causes can produce left earache, tinnitus, decreased hearing, such as: Otitis externa (swimmer's ear), acute labyrinthitis, otitis media ( middle ear infection), Ménière's disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing deficit), eustachian tube dysfunction, mastoiditis ( mastoid sinus infection/inflammation), and others. A physical exam is needed with your physician to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!!!: The vast improvement in headphone technology over the past 20 years lets us hear our music with crystal clear clarity. Unfortunately the power of these headphones has also increased dramatically. The oh-so popular Beats by Dre can go up to 115dB. Basically you can starts killing of the inner ear nerve cells after only 15 minutes of this. ...Read more
Absolutely: It depends on two variables. The intensity of the noise (greater than 85 decibels) and the duration of exposure. If you are exposed to loud music for at least 8 hours a days and if the loudness is great enough, you will develop NIHL, (noise induced hearing loss). And this is a permanent high frequency hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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