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Severe high pitch ringing in my left ear?

Severe high pitch ringing in my left ear?

Have it evaluated: Unilateral sudden changes in hearing can be seriuos and should be evaluated before complete hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in the ears. Can be of unknown origin, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerves, ...Read more


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High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in ears?

Constant ringing in ears?

Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent. ...Read more

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I keep hearing this high pitch ringing in ears. Is something wrong?

I keep hearing this high pitch ringing in ears. Is something wrong?

Hearing loss ?: May have a hearing loss or past noise exposure and need to see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Experiencing high pitched noise followed by pressure then hearing loss in one ear regularly.

Experiencing high pitched noise followed by pressure then hearing loss in one ear regularly.

High pitch: You MUST make an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor! All should go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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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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Been having tingling in face, pressure in ear, tinnitus in ears, lightheadedness, off-balance.?

Been having tingling in face, pressure in ear, tinnitus in ears, lightheadedness, off-balance.?

The inner ear: Eustachian tube and facial nerve all come together near the TMJ (tempormandibular joint). I would want to make sure there was no tumor in that region putting pressure on all three structures. If you were cleared by an ent, then i would check your tmj. We have successfully treated patients with all these symptoms after other more serious possibilities are ruled out. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus.  Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?

Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?

Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax . The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Otitis medi: You're describing fairly typical symptoms of otitis media which can be non-infected (serous otitis media) or infected (purulent otitis media). If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. If you don't, see one soon. An ENT is ideal but your family doctor can be a big help. ...Read more

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What cause ringing in ears?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes. Rec.: see ENT to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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Is pulsatile tinnitus in one ear dangerous?

Is pulsatile tinnitus in one ear dangerous?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, pulsatile tinnitus is a condition where a blood vessel is beating against a bone of the skull. When this happens, it transmits sound waves thru the bone to the ear. It is a condition that needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be caused by a vascular tumor deep within the skull that could be dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

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

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Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Eustacean tube prob.: with an ear infection your eustacean tubes are blocked. As they partially open up again you can get a high pitched whistling sound. It will clear up when tube is completely open ..... ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more

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Swooshing sound in my right ear and ringing in the left ear?

Swooshing sound in my right ear and ringing in the left ear?

NEED A GOOD EXAM: Potential: minor: middle ear "congestion" fluid external ear abundant cerumen, plug etc. Complicated: infection, hearing problem, high blood pressure, medications etc. ...Read more

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High pitch ringing in ears along with fullness, earache, and dizziness. What are the possible problems?

High pitch ringing in ears along with fullness, earache, and dizziness. What are the possible problems?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears has many possible causes and infection is one of them. As the infection resolves, so should the tinnitus. See your ear nose and throat physician to evaluate the ringing in your ears. ...Read more

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I'm hvg ringing in the left ear cricket like sound?

Unilateral tinnitus: It would be important to know how long you have had the sound in the left ear. Unilateral tinnitus is always a cause for concern. I would strongly advise an ENT consultation and an audiogram (hearing test). ...Read more

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I had sudden loss of hearing in one ear and high pitch ringing that started 6 weeks ago. Ent injected prednisone in middle ear. Still no improvement?

I had sudden loss of hearing in one ear and high pitch ringing that started 6 weeks ago.  Ent injected prednisone in middle ear.  Still no improvement?

No oral steroids: Standard of care is still course of oral prednisone. Ear injection can be adjunct. While no guarantee to improve, studies suggest some benefit. Discuss with your primary whether Prednisone 60 mg for a week with taper is safe for you. ...Read more