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How To Stop The Ringing In Your Ears
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: These types of symptoms could be indicative of many different problems, from infection to allergy. Since many infections are viral, the body will clear them within 5-7 days. If symptoms last longer than that, or if there is any bleeding from the ear, making an appointment to see your doctor would be the next step. ...Read more
Tinnitus: 1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes. 2.Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices. 3.Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam). 4.Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management. 5.Vit. B , Zn ...Read more
Yes: It is safe to gently pop your ears to equalize the pressure. However, if it takes extreme effort to pop your ears, don't keep on trying. If you continue to try, you might rupture your ear drum or rupture a membrane leading to your inner ear. This can lead to dizziness and/or hearing loss. If you can't clear your ears effectively, you will need to see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Going to see doctor about ear problems. Whether the problem is wax buildup or an infection will the ringing in my ears go away after treatment?
Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears definitely should be evaluated. It has many causes so the outcome depends on what they find. Good luck! ...Read more
Premature beats, PVC: You could be having premature beats, mostly pvcs or pacs. From heart the blood runs to the brain through the neck and many people having pvcs they might feel palpitations in their necks and the ears. Might need to wear a holter monitor to assess it further. Best of luck. ...Read more
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