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How To Stop The Ringing In Your Ears
Can you use headphones if you have tinnitus and will headphones make it worse? And is it bad if your ears hurt when you use them ?
Yes. and it depends: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a symptom, and not usually a disease. Add eye pain and headache, and you have 3 symptoms. The most common cause of ear, eye, and head pain is sinus related, such as a virus or allergies. The fact that the tinnitus switches sides fortifies this notion. An evaluation by a doctor would help clarify this theory. ...Read more
I have tinnitus and some hearing loss.Can a Dr tell by looking in your ears with otoscope if is wax or could wax be impacted way in and not visible?
Can tinnitus be heard in your head (temples) instead of your ears? I've had nonstop buzzing since age 15 - gets louder with stress. Father has it too.
Yes: Yes. If troublesome, see ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more
Tinnitus: The actual site of most tinnitus is unknown and some think that spontaneous tinnitus might originate in the hearing centers of the brain. It can be caused by significant and chronic noise exposure, infections of the inner ear, and traumatic brain injury. A few are inherited. Treatment is unsatisfactory and there are a number of 'natural' remedies with no proven value. ...Read more
May be concussion sx: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting or change in level of consciousness. Seek medical eval. ...Read more
HairRaisingExperienc: It's not bad,rather it indicates a problem in your hearing apparatus called "tinnitus"(which literally means "ringing"in Latin).There are little hairs in there that have gotten a premature haircut,usually from loud noises or extreme pressure.That disrupts their firing mechanisms and they are then turned on never to rest again.Sometimes it's caused by a serious problem so best to see a doctor. ...Read more
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