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I Keep Hearing Crinkling In My Ears
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My balance is off, I have double vision, and I keep hearing really high pitched sound in my ears. What can I do?
Diplopia tinnitus: The inner ear affects balance and visual coordination. When it malfunctions tinnitus (high pitched ringing in the ear (s) is a common accompaniment. If available, you should consult with a neuro-otologist who can sort this out. Otherwise an otolaryngologist can be very important (ent doctor). Do this soon as hearing can be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FromThJawbonesOfFish: I'll bet you are having a nervous twitch of the stapedius muscle that regulates tension on the ear drum.It's the smallest muscle in the body attached to the smallest bone.The ear bones ('ossicles') are, evolutionarily related to the jaw bones of fishes! So,like a nervous twitch of the lip or eyelid,etc.for some reason you get it in the ear. The 'thump' is the sound of the ear drum quickly tensing ...Read more
Hearing loss: Do you use qtips, which just pushes the wax further in. Do you have any chronic dermatologic problems like eczema, which might make you more prone to build up debris in the canal. Do you do other things (oils, flushes, candling) in the ear canal that might irritate it and cause wax to build up. There also are just people who have heavier wax production and need to have a regular ear cleaning. ...Read more
I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?
Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy testing in combination with a thorough history and physical exam can be helpful to diagnose whether allergy is the most likely cause of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ears full: The most common cause of insidious onset of ear fullness with decreased hearing is congestion in your eustachian tube, usually due either to chronic allergies or to a recent cold. There are no really good treatments for this, and generally you just have to wait it out. This condition is usually associated with a feel of pressure, but only in severe cases is their actual ear pain. ...Read more
Would like to know why my ears has become so painful lately. Sharp pains with a sharp noise right after. Trouble hearing from them after.?
Hard to say.: Sharp pain that is short lived is usually not the result of ear infection. The sharp noise is also difficult to evaluate, although these noises may not be originating in the ears. Trouble hearing may be subjective and not truly present. These are the type of symptoms that need professional evaluation by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Went to rock concert last night that was extremely loud. My ears are still constantly ringing & my hearing diminished by 75%. Will this get better?
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