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Doctor insights on: How To Hear Voices In Your Head

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How do you deal with hearing voices inside your head?

How do you deal with hearing voices inside your head?

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 to do about heartbeat in ear when i'm trying to sleep?

What to do about heartbeat in ear when i'm trying to sleep?

Talk to your dr: Hearing your own heartbeat could be a sign of high blood pressure, you should have this checked. It is also possible that you have an ear infection or blocked ear canal. This symptom needs to be looked into. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to understand things like "in a minute" or "please lower your voice"?

When will my baby be able to understand things like "in a minute" or "please lower your voice"?

When he is a toddler: Babies don't understand complex phrases, but they learn to interpret a parent's tone of voice, repetition of words, facial expressions, eye movements, hand gestures, touching movements, etc. . . When a baby becomes a toddler, between 12-18 months of age, he starts to understand words and phrases. ...Read more

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How to avoid the scary thoughts in my head?

How to avoid the scary thoughts in my head?

See your doctor: Scary thought in your head might be due to anxiety stress or sometimes an early sign of certain psychiatric conditions. Usually all of these can be helped with seeing a specialist who can evaluate and recommend appropriate treatment. If there is a family history of mental/psychiatric illnesses more reasons to see a physician. Good luck ...Read more

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Should I be able to feel the bones in my skull? In behind my ears, for example? How exactly does your skull change during puberty?

Should I be able to feel the bones in my skull? In behind my ears, for example? How exactly does your skull change during puberty?

Yes. Not much.: Skull bones are close to skin, so yes you should be able to feel the outside of most of the bones of the skull. It should not change much after young childhood, except maybe grow a bit larger. ...Read more

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Please explain why someone with schizophrenia hear voices in their head?

Please explain why someone with schizophrenia hear voices in their head?

Good Question: Wish i had a real good answer. It is part of the illness. They have hallucinations . In this case vocal ones , they hear voices instead of seeing things. Others have visual hallucinations, or even taste or smell hallucinations. ...Read more

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What do you first think of when I patient says they hear and feel a buzzing in their head and can feel electrical shocks in their arms/legs/body when they hear loud noises or are startled? What is an electrical imbalance in the brain/body? How does this

What do you first think of when I patient says they hear and feel a buzzing in their head and can feel electrical shocks in their arms/legs/body when they hear loud noises or are startled?

What is an electrical imbalance in the brain/body? How does this

PTSD: This may not be what you have, but you asked what was the first thing that I think of when someone gives that type of history, and for me, it is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. People with PTSD have a heightened "startle response" so loud noises or sudden movements can trigger various responses - anxiety, panic etc. ...Read more

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What to do about ringing in the ears from grinding?

What to do about ringing in the ears from grinding?

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 more

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What to do for ringing in the ears from concert?

What to do for ringing in the ears from concert?

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

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How loud are you supposed to listen to music on with earphones to not cause hearing loss?

How loud are you supposed to listen to music on with earphones to not cause hearing loss?

Good question: In general any music less than 85 decibels should not produce any permanent hearing loss. Remember, turn it to the left. ...Read more

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Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Possibly: If the ear plug is small enough that is possible. Why do you wear ear plugs at time of sleep? That is the more important question. Doing this may eventually cause irritation of the ear canal skin and could lead to external otitis, infection of the skin of the external ear canal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it normal for doctors to place the stethoscope on top of your nipple to hear your heart?

Can you tell me is it normal for doctors to place the stethoscope on top of your nipple to hear your heart?

Stethescope: Usually not. It could be accidental. In females it will be placed underneath the breast. In men it is likely. ...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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What to do when you hear a heart beat in one of your ears?

What to do when you hear a heart beat in one of your ears?

is it when you sleep: Depends. If there are no other symptoms -chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness then not much needs to be done. If you hear it only when you are lying down at night it could just be a strong heart beat or a PVC (premature ventricular contraction) that you are hearing. If they are a bother you can see your doctor to get further testing (ekg +/-holter monitoring). ...Read more

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Where in your stomach can you hear your own heartbeat ?

Where in your stomach can you hear your own heartbeat ?

Heart sounds: The heart sounds transmit through the body quite readily and can often be heard throughout the abdomen. Because the liver is firm it transmits the sound quite well, the aerated portions of the abdomen damp the sound more. ...Read more

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How can you the ringing in the ears to stop ringing?

How can you the ringing in the ears to stop ringing?

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

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How can you stop ringing in the ears?

How can you stop ringing in the ears?

Unfortunately: There really isn't any way to stop ringing. However, you should see your ENT doctor and make sure there isn't a serious medical cause for to it. If the ringing is making it hard to sleep, a white noise generator may help. ...Read more

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If i'm focusing to my head and listen carefully, i can hear some kind of ultrasonic sound (hard to describe)persistently.Tinnitus? Or just my feeling?

If i'm focusing to my head and listen carefully, i can hear some kind of  ultrasonic sound (hard to describe)persistently.Tinnitus? Or just my feeling?

Tinnitus: When you listen to your head like you describe, it is medically called tinnitus. If i were you i would not continually focus on this noise. It will ultimately become a nightmare to treat and there is not yet an effective treatment. So when you seem to focus on this noise do something immediately to get your attention on something else! believe me, do not focus on this noise! ...Read more

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