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Ok so last night I was wrestling with my friend (not rough) his knee barely hit my ear and it kind of hurts i can barely hear out of it and humming?

Ok so last night I was wrestling with my friend (not rough) his knee barely hit my ear and it kind of hurts i can barely hear out of it and humming?

Ear drum injury?: On occasion, a minor trauma to the ear can result in a ruptured ear drum. Some dysfunction of the inner ear is another possibility. If symptoms are not resolving within the next 24 hours, then I recommend a physician evaluation. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What does a humming in your ear mean?

What does a humming in your ear mean?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is experiencing the sensation of sound that is not physically there. Most forms of tinnitus (ringing in the ear) is very common and not concerning. But when the sound is a pulsing sensation or if it is just on one side it should then be checked by an ENT (it could represent abnormal blood flow associated with different benign tumors) - although this is not common, it must be ruled out. ...Read more

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My son's ears stick out. Is there a night cap he can wear to protect them when he sleeps?

Use on if you wish: A head sock or pull down hat will cover the ears if you desire. I'm not sure why you would need to protect the ears, but heat loss through the head can be slowed by a hat in a chilly environment. ...Read more

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My ear has humming and my throat is clicking. Please help!

My ear has humming and my throat is clicking.  Please help!

Tinnitus: Is ear humming and there are several possible causes. You would need an exam to get properly diagnosed. Preferably with ear nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my ears to be ringing at night?

What could be causing my ears to be ringing at night?

Tinnitus: Some people have ringing in the ears (tinnitus) which is not very loud. So they may not notice it amid the noise and distractions of the day - where as when it is quiet at night - they are more apt to focus on it. Get it checked by you ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal sensitivity to ears after a night of loud noise?

How long does it take to heal sensitivity to ears after a night of loud noise?

Depends on damage: If the ears were exposed to too much loud noise then the sensititivty/ringing may be permanent. However, i would recommend using ear protection /plugs whenever around loud noises and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. If damage not very much you may find that over several weeks or less the damage may decrease or go away entirely. Also noise masking at night helps if it causes problems with sleep. ...Read more

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Ears fluttering or vibrating when I lay down at night. What could this be? Is it a cause for concern?

Ears fluttering or vibrating when I lay down at night. What could this be? Is it a cause for concern?

ET DYSFUNCTION: Your symptoms are consistent with EUSTACHIAN TUBE DYSFUNCTION seen with allergic rhinitis.. Try nasal irrigation/ZYRTEC/FLONASE. Follo up with Doc to have exam and labs checked. ...Read more

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I have a ringing in my ears every night. What is that?

I have a ringing in my ears every night. What is that?

Lots: But primarily i would check Aspirin intake or history of loud noise exposure or high frequency hearing loss, opioid drug withdrawal et al. ...Read more