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I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (of the nerve that carries sound). It could be age related, hereditary, or form damage from constant exposure to loud noises (gun fire in the military, loud rock music etc., ) or rarely after some antibiotic use and eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing white noise or ringing in my ear?

Why do I keep hearing white noise or ringing in my ear?

Good question: Ringing in the ears is a very common complaint seen in an ENT office. If the sound is symmetrical in both ears, it is probably of no concern. If it only on one side, a complete ear workup is mandatory. If it is the result of excessive noise exposure, it is usually not correctable. The why in your question is that the most modern concept is a synchronous electrical discharge from the brain. ...Read more

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I got shot in the ear with a empty bb gun. And now I have tinnitus, so I got my ear check, my hearing was good. Is there any hope losing my tinnitus?

I got shot in the ear with a empty bb gun. And now I have tinnitus, so I got my ear check, my hearing was good. Is there any hope losing my tinnitus?

Could be temporary: Tinnitus, or ringing sensation in the ear, is often experienced after exposure to a sudden or prolonged loud noise, such as a gunshot or even being a loud concert. When it occurs after a single exposure, it can often be temporary. If persistent, you should seek further medical care. ...Read more

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Tinnitus in my left ear since head trauma in 2012, I fell on my ear. It was bleeding, had not full hearing for 2 weeks~. However tinnitus hasn't gone.

Tinnitus in my left ear since head trauma in 2012, I fell on my ear. It was bleeding, had not full hearing for 2 weeks~. However tinnitus hasn't gone.

Tricky case: The first thing is to see an ear nose throat specialist. It's possible that you have structural damage to the auditory nerve and that's the best person to evaluate it. If they have nothing to offer, you might try to find and osteopathic physician who is trained in the cranial technique. It can sometimes be helpful for cranial nerve dysfunction. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus in my left ear since head trauma in 2012, when I fell on my ear. It was bleeding for a while, not full hearing. No other symptoms now.

I have tinnitus in my left ear since head trauma in 2012, when I fell on my ear. It was bleeding for a while, not full hearing. No other symptoms now.

Need evaluation: It is possible that you suffered some sort of damage to the middle ear with resulting hearing loss - which would be the main cause of the tinnitus. It would be advisable to see an ENT physician for a complete exam of the ears - including hearing test. ...Read more

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Is the pulsating noises in my ear (pulsatile tinnitus) something serious? Should i see a physician for this noise i'm hearing

Is the pulsating noises in my ear (pulsatile tinnitus) something serious? Should i see a physician for this noise i'm hearing

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your gp or ENT for further investigation. ...Read more

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2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

Ear exam: you may be having blocked external ears or Eustachian tubes, or infection hasn't resolved yet, nasal spray alone might not be the right treatment, so better get an ear exam, good luck ...Read more

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Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?

Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?

Serous otitis media: You are describing symptoms of fluid behind the ear drum which moves when you move your head forward and backwards. Change in hearing, dizziness and ringing in your ears all can be caused by this condition, serous otitis media. Vertigo is caused by an inflammation of the semi-circular canals behind the ear drum and resolves when treated. See your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do I had a ringing in my ear when i went to bed and woke up with some hearing lose today? Is it something to worry about?

What should I do I had a ringing in my ear when i went to bed and woke up with some hearing lose today? Is it something to worry about?

See ENT ASAP: While most causes for your symptoms are generally self-limited, there is a possible diagnosis of sudden hearing loss that would be best managed with prompt evaluation and treatment by your local ent. ...Read more

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