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High Pitched Sound
Hearing loss: Although the question should more appropriately be what causes tinnitus, the best answer to give you is that in some patients at the beginning of their awareness of the sound in the ear, they become depressed, anxious and unhappy. Tinnitus does not cause anything else. But the presence of tinnitus, particularly, unilateral tinnitus rarely can be associated with an acoustic tumor. ...Read more
Sensitivity: Many people have unique sensitivities to various things, like touch, sound, odors, etc plus those you have mentioned. It can be an aspect of your temperament that you've had for a lifetime (and can help a homeopath find a medicine that will help you). It may also be related to conditions developed in your lifetime -- I've known patients who experience increased sensitivities after brain surgery. ...Read more
Tinnitus not normal: Although it is common. It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is usually associated with hearing loss. See your ENT and protect your ears against noise damage with ear plugs in a noisy environment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have these twitches that make my head jerk. I make a high pitched sound with out meaning to. This has been happening everyday for about half a year.
Tourette Syndrome?: Make an appointment with a Psychiatrist for a full workup. ...Read more
Noise induced: Body is just reacting to unpleasant sound. ...Read more
Was outside in -10 C. Now left ear rings for as long as a sound is played or spoken. Just certain vocals and high pitched sounds.
You are describing:
The response of the ear to a noxious injury LOUD SOUNDS are the most common (eg a gunshot etc) I suppose intense cold could damage as well but you have to check this with
an Audiologist!! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral!
Hope this helps!
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I'm experiencing slight sound distortion in my left ear (long term issue). I noticed it because louder high pitched sounds can be painful. What is it?
ENT doctor: You should see an ear nose throat specialist doctor for this problem. They would know best. ...Read more
Can a high pitched sound like scream (editing for a broadway play) in headphones cause hearing loss? Its uncomfortable, is it permanent?
I had a TIA on nov 3rd and 10 days after the attack I have a high pitched sound in the right side of my brain, (not ears) is it from medications?
Unusual descript.: A sound "in your brain" can only be one of three things: 1) a true external sound with acoustic interference 2) a miscue of the auditory center within the brain responsible for localization of sound or 3) misplacement of inner narrative (as occurs with schizophrenia). You are likely suffering from #2. Certain meds are known to cause tinnitus or "ringing." please discuss with your doctors. ...Read more
My balance is off, I have double vision, and I keep hearing really high pitched sound in my ears. What can I do?
Diplopia tinnitus: The inner ear affects balance and visual coordination. When it malfunctions tinnitus (high pitched ringing in the ear (s) is a common accompaniment. If available, you should consult with a neuro-otologist who can sort this out. Otherwise an otolaryngologist can be very important (ent doctor). Do this soon as hearing can be affected. ...Read more
What can cause a swishing sound in ears when hearing high pitched sounds? Ear tests were ok and doc said I just had sensitive ears so should I accept?
May be other entity: There are other "things" that can cause one to hear swishing sounds in the ear so if your doctor has only sent you for audiometry testing you could inquire as to their opinion in performing some other tests to rule out something abnormal within the inner ear or even the neck itself. It is slightly odd that only high pitched sounds seem to trigger the noise though. I'm not sure what that indicates. ...Read more
What is wrong with my ears electronics hurt my ear now? A weak ago I had lots of wax in my ears the doctor cleaned out all the wax I went home now when its quiet I hear a high pitched sound from the television and when its quiet I hear a hissing sound my
If: If the doctors cleaned a large amount of wax out of your ears, you may simply be hearing things you couldn't hear with your ears plugged. I'm not sure what you mean by your ears being sensitive to electronics. If you mean you are hearing more hissing and high pitched sounds, it could just mean you can hear better. If you mean wearing ear buds and earphones hurts, it may be that your ear cartilage is sore from using electronics too much. Sometimes the ear canals can get bruised cleaning wax out of the ears, and that could cause discomfort as well. If the problem is slowly improving, I would wait. If getting worse, return to your doctor, or an ear doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
When exhaling through my nose my left nostril makes a whistling/high pitch sound. What might be causing this?
Weezing in chest high pitch sound as I breath have not had a cold lately either a slight cough as well came on.?
My 6 month old baby is a very noisy sleeper he makes high pitch sounds he is breathing very well but he's been like this since born only in deep sleep?
Infant sleep: Hello. Since it is very hard to diagnose specific problems via this site, it is best to review any airway concern you may have with your pediatrician. Try to record the sounds your child sounds like. This can be very helpful for your doctor or a pediatric ENT specialist to confirm the etiology for the sounds. An airway evaluation may also be recommended. ...Read more
Ear plugs: Some people are particularly sensitive to loud noises, and if you are, you should wear ear plugs during loud events. ...Read more
I have a high pitch sound in my left ear. I'm getting over a cold and I have terrible ringing in just my left ear. Will it go away on its own?
Possible: Unusual for viral illness to cause unilateral ear ringing (tinnitus), but some of the meds taken for a cold more often can cause tinnitus (eg NSAIDS or antibiotics). Even excessive earwax and eardrum irritation can result in ringing. There are many other potential causes, which warrants discussion with a physician. Rarely, unilateral tinnitus can be due to tumor or blood vessel problem. ...Read more
I've had this buzzing/high pitched ringing sound that happens randomly for a couple years now. My vision blurs sometimes only for a few seconds. I've had headaches too, most are moderate though & sometimes I can't hear anything it's kinda muffled.
High blood pressure: The symptoms you are describing are consistent with high blood pressure. If you have not seen a physician in a while, I would recommend getting your blood pressure checked as soon as possible. There are a lot of late complications from elevated blood pressures and if you have been having theses symptoms for a couple years, you are already at high risk. ...Read more
Spit a little blood and I my still be doing it I don't know and I have a high pitched whistling sound when I say the letter s. Cant be a tumor can it? Plz no
Not likely: Being on Aspirin makes you more likely to bleed with even minor trauma. You obviously are under the care of a doctor, please discuss the issues with your doctor so that you may be properly examined. ...Read more
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
In my left ear high pitch noises sound robotic like. What is the cause I would be great-full for your help?
Well if just about: Anybody exhales really, really hard they can hear a little whining or wheezing. However, if you have shortness of breath or wheezing with more normal exhalations - this could mean that there is some swelling in your airways. If you have difficulty breathing please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
When I push hard to exhale I hear this high/low pitch whining sound and I have a mild sore throat, what is wrong?
Spasm: A whining sound or wheeze produced by forced expiration is usually a sign of spasm in the bronchial tubes. A dry cough often follows. The accompanying sore throat suggests any early bronchitis which is probably viral in origin. If symptoms worsen (more wheezing, deeper cough, fever) a visit to your physician is recommended. ...Read more
Hi I've woken up to my right ear sort of ringing sound high pitch but only when there's noise so not when there quite?
Tinnitus: High pitched ringing is tinnitus, a sensation created by the brain when insufficient or abnormal signal sent from the ear (like phantom leg syndrome). It is experienced by persons with normal hearing exposed to silence. It persists after severing the auditory nerve. If occurring less than 3 weeks and stable, then suspect noise exposure, head trauma, wax, medication side effect, infection, TMJ. ...Read more
When something is really funny, I have a high pitched laugh. Now, my laugh sounds different. What could this mean?
Laugh: Probably nothing to worry about. Interestingly enough, I've read that women's voice changes throughout their menstrual cycle and it's hormone regulated. I don't know whether this is a one time observation of pitch change or more long term. Other things to consider would be - upper respiratory infections coinciding with the change in pitch. If you suffer from acid reflux, you may have changes too. ...Read more