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Will a middle ear infection affect my singing voice?

Will a middle ear infection affect my singing voice?

Usually not: Ear infections usually only affect the ear not the voice. Sometime though the same viral illness can affect more than one area of the body. That is why someone can have for example an ear infection runny nose and diarrhea. ...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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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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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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Help please! is dizziness and ear ringing normal with inner ear infection?

Help please! is dizziness and ear ringing normal with inner ear infection?

Perhaps: An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness and profound vertigo. If you really did have an inner ear infection i would expect you to, have these and other symptoms such as deafness. Mild dizziness and tinnitus are common in otitis media and usually resolve as the fluid behind the drum resolves. ...Read more

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Can you spread hsv1 to your inner ear (nerves, cochlea) by touching your outer ear?

Can you spread hsv1 to your inner ear (nerves, cochlea) by touching your outer ear?

Not usually UNLESS: there is a direct communication through perhaps a PERFORATED eardrum and your fingers are contaminated with material from an active lesion of HSV on your ear which by some really miraculous means is washed or sloughed off from your finger and makes it all the way past the eardrum and sets up shop in the middle ear with extension to the cochlea and so forth. Chance of that happening? NEAR ZERO. ...Read more

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Ear infection ,buzzing noise in ear ,muffled hearing but no pain ,will my hearing get better..

Ear infection ,buzzing noise in ear ,muffled hearing but no pain ,will my hearing get better..

Probably: But would need more info. You might benefit from use of a decongestant since it is possible there is fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum which needs drainage. If this persists you might want to consult with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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Could you lose your hearing from ear infections?

Could you lose your hearing from ear infections?

Yes: Recurrent ear infections may cause fluids to build up behind the ear drum, causing decreased hearing . Thank you. ...Read more

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Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...Read more

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Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?

Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?

See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more

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26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?

26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?

Cellulitis: tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. if you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does having earwax in your ear affect the pitch of sounds?

Does having earwax in your ear affect the pitch of sounds?

Ear Wax: At times ear wax can completely occlude the ear canal - which causes a loss of hearing on the effected side. Any hearing loss should be evaluated by and ENT and audiologist. Ear wax plugging can typically be cleared in one office visit with an ent. ...Read more

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Is the ringing noise in my ear or brain?

Is the ringing noise in my ear or brain?

Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus. People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc. Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus. Take care. ...Read more

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Does hearing voices shouting in my head with ocd?

Does hearing voices shouting in my head with ocd?

If you are hearing: voices shouting in your head, OCD is not the diagnosis. It could be a sign of a psychosis or possible neurological disorder. Meet with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is helpful for menier's/tinnitus noises in ears and hearing difficulties?

What is helpful for menier's/tinnitus noises in ears and hearing difficulties?

Meniere's, tinnitus: If your tinnitus is worsening please get your hearing checked to make sure it is not getting worse. Improving speech understanding with a hearing aid (if indicated) helps tinnitus. ...Read more

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Earwax in my ear canal. when myself or people talk louder than normal my ear whistles. no hearing loss. ?

Earwax in my ear canal. when myself or people talk louder than normal my ear whistles. no hearing loss. ?

Earwax: I think its due to the ear wax - attenuating the sounds. I would avoid using Q tips to clean your ears. Your family doctor should be able to flush your ears out if needed and that should take care of the problem. You can try warm water and hydrogen peroxide mixed 50/50 to help loosen the wax. ...Read more

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What will help with inner ear problems and equilibrium?

What will help with inner ear problems and equilibrium?

Depends: It really depends on the cause so accurate diagnosis vital. If one ear has weakness then balance retraining therapy helps. If both inner ears weak then not much is useful. For chronic inner ear imbalance try as much as possible to avoid antidizzy drugs as they can impair the brain's ability to compensate. Suggest evaluation by neurootologist who specializes in hearing and balance disorders. ...Read more

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Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language ( verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read more

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I tend to think in my head using words and my inner voice. When my mind is busy i write them down to think clearer. Is that seen as hearing voices? And is it a problem? -most people don't seem to do

I tend to think in my head using words and my inner voice.  When my mind is busy i write them down to think clearer.  Is that seen as hearing voices?  And is it a problem? -most people don't seem to do

No.: Auditory hallucinations is the actual process of hearing voices sometimes, commanding you to do things ( command hallucinations) or say disparaging comments against you, berating and criticizing or some are voices with ill-defined words and the person who hears them cannot stop or argue with them. Thinking in your head , knowing they are your thoughts , saying them aloud is ok. ...Read more

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Why am I hearing these muffled voices?

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Why am I hearing these muffled voices?

Voices: Need more info. Are you on medications?, alcohol/drugs?, any health issues?. Best to see your doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Why am I hearing these muffled voices when there are none?

Why am I hearing these muffled voices when there are none?

Get checked: You should not hear muffled voices. This may be auditory hallucinations. Get it checked please. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm hearing voices that are not there?

What to do if I'm hearing voices that are not there?

Seek psychiatric: evaluation. This can be a medical or a psychiatric symptom. ...Read more

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What to do if hallucinations and hearing voices?

OSU: call the OSU Medical Center and make an appointment in their psychiatric clinic. if you are doing poorly then please present to their emergency department and they can order a psychiatric consult. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm hearing voices and seeing things?

What to do if i'm hearing voices and seeing things?

Organic-functional: If you are seeing things & hearing voices, this could be caused by a number of conditions, psychosis due to drugs, schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, alll serious & require that you obtain the evaluation of a psychiatrist. This specialist has a medical background and can consider possible medical & neuropsych.causes for these problems. Symptoms indicating a psych. dx. may require meds. ...Read more

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How do you cope with hearing voices?

Beautiful mind: Watch the movie beautiful mind, if voices are friendly and tell you good things listen if they are negative learn how to tune them out. ...Read more

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How do you cope with hearing voices?

How do you cope with hearing voices?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be telling you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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What drugs can help with hearing voices?

Hearing voices: Please see a psychiatrist on this one. Hearing voices is not a normal situation. ...Read more

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I am hearing voices could it be a dissoder?

I am hearing voices could it be a dissoder?

Many possibilities: See your family doctor asap. If the voices are telling you to hurt yourself or someone else, go to the er now. See a psychiatrist recommended by your family doc. This is very treatable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hearing voices?

See below: "hearing voices" in the absence of actual people talking is referred to as an auditory hallucination. There is a large number of potential medical and/or psychological causes for such an experience. In some cases such as during transition from awake to sleeping (or vice versa), this can occur which, in the absence of contributory medical/psychological causes, is normal. ...Read more

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What to do if I am hearing voices or rather thoughts, do I need help?

What to do if I am hearing voices or rather thoughts, do I need help?

Yes, see your doctor: It is recommended that you see your doctor for further assistance with this kind of symptom. There can be a number of causes and if it just began at age 39 the likelihood of this being first onset psychotic disorder is low . Other causes can be medical illness, sleep deprivation, medications, metabolic problems and so on. ...Read more

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Is hearing music or voices when BP is very high a sign of impending stroke?

Is hearing music or voices when BP is very high a sign of impending stroke?

No.: Hering voices or music has nothing to do with blood pressure. High blood pressure, when it is vey high, can lead to a stroke, but it does not cause hearing things. Go see a physician very soon as high blood pressure is an urgent medical problems that needs urgent attention and treatment. ...Read more

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How does one deal with hearing voices that could be there normally but are not?

How does one deal with hearing voices that could be there normally but are not?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be "telling" you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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How do you know if the voices you're hearing are a hallucination or an illusion?

How do you know if the voices you're hearing are a hallucination or an illusion?

Voices: Hello. Auditory hallucinations can come in the form of voices or sounds. Illussions occur when you mistake one object for another. For instance, a person sees an electric cord and mistakes it for a snake. There is an actual object there but it is identified incorrectly. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you cope with elder hearing voices? Tell them yes or that they are imaginning?

Indulge them: It is easier to indulge - if they can understand redirect x3 by telling them the truth. ...Read more

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Suddenly high pitch voices sound robotic. What went wrong with my hearing? What causes this?

Suddenly high pitch voices sound robotic. What went wrong with my hearing? What causes this?

Sudden change: I need more information to answer this question. Was there an injury or trauma to the ear or head that preceded the sudden change in your hearing? Are there any other changes in your hearing? Is there a change in how well you can hear low volume sounds? I recommend getting examined by a doctor and getting a hearing test done by an audiologist. ...Read more

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When assesed by dr today for hearing voices, was asked what side i hear them. I said right side. Why did they ask, what does it mean?

When assesed by dr today for hearing voices, was asked what side i hear them. I said right side. Why did they ask, what does it mean?

I think that is a : Way to help determine if you are hearing the voices externally through one or both ears, versus hearing voices that come from inside your head. It just helps to clarify the situation. ...Read more