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Get evaluated: Tinnitus is tough . There can be a variety of causes . Please see an ENT specialist to get a full work up -- exam of ear drums, audiology testing. Depending on these findings, there may or may not be a solution . Often times there is not but you will need to rule out more ominous reasons for the ringing... Good luck ...Read more
Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. Have an evaluation by a dentists with expertise in treating temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd) to check this. ...Read more
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be caused by a number of medications, including some antidepressants: Not all antidepressants cause tinnitus. If your antidepressant is the cause of your tinnitus, switching to another medication may solve the problem, but don't quit taking your medication without medical guidance. Antidepressants are a less common cause of tinnitus than are other types of medications — such as aspirin, anti-inflammatories, caffeine or some antibiotics — or underlying health conditions. Some causes of tinnitus include prolonged exposure to noise, blood vessel disorders, diabetes, allergies and other medical, neurological or mental health problems. Tinnitus can also be caused by age-related hearing loss or a buildup of wax in the ear. You'll need to work with your doctor to determine whether your antidepressant or something else is causing your tinnitus. Your symptoms may go away when the underlying cause is treated. If the underlying cause isn't clear — or treatment doesn't help — you may benefit from a device similar to a hearing aid that helps mask the ringing. A change in medication and counseling also may help you cope with tinnitus. ...Read more
Is it from grinding?: Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing of the ears) has many causes: medication is probably the most common (old md's used to say take Aspirin until you hear ringing). Tmd issues, and neurologic reasons as well. I would speak with an md and rule out other reasons before implicating bruxism (grinding). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait: Concert volumes are way too loud generally speaking. You can actually enjoy a concert with ear plugs or other hearing protection in place. You may have suffered from hearing trauma that caused damage manifest as ringing. A best practice for future concerts would be to adopt a preventive posture, and wear hearing protection. ...Read more
Discuss with Doc: You may need special testing, including hearing and vestibulocochlear testing.Do you ever have any dizziness associated with the ringing? Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is common after a brain injury and if it is stable, does not suggest any direct new pathology, where as new tinnitus after a stable brain injury can suggest something else developing. If testing is negative, discuss with ENT causes/meds. ...Read more
Maybe not: Ringing in the ear is known as tinnitus. It is most often associated with hearing loss. You should be evaluated with an audiogram and ENT examination. Tinnitus can be eliminated if it caused by a medication or a treatable problem of the middle ear or temporomandibular joint. If hearing loss is confirmed, then masking techniques are most effective at "hiding" the tinnitus so it is not intrusive. ...Read more
No complete cure: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve fully. Treatment involves masking the sound or other conservative treatments. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more
What kind of damages can you do to the ear from valsava too hard while ears blocked due to a cold?
Steroids: Once the ear gets inflammed a topical steroid and antibiotic combination will help to make you feel better fast. See your physician to get treated. To prevent this in the future you can use a 1:1 mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar and put that in your ear after swimming and bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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