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Inability To Hear High Pitched Sounds (Overview)

Inability to hear high-pitched sounds is a clinical finding of loss of hearing of high frequency sounds. This type of hearing loss is common with aging.


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I often hear sustained high pitched sound. Is this normal?

I often hear sustained high pitched sound. Is this normal?

Tinnitus not normal: Although it is common. It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is usually associated with hearing loss. See your ENT and protect your ears against noise damage with ear plugs in a noisy environment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Inability To Hear High Pitched Sounds (Overview)

Inability to hear high-pitched sounds is a clinical finding of loss of hearing of high frequency sounds. This type of hearing loss is common with aging.


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For some time now I ve been hearing like a whistling sound in my left ear. Is there any treatment for this. ?

For some time now I ve been hearing like a whistling sound in my left ear. Is there any treatment for this. ?

Hearing test: I suspect you have tinnitis. This can be from fluid behind the ear, hearing loss, ear infection, eustachain tube dysfunction. See your doctor to distinguish the cause because that will determine if there is a treatment. ...Read more

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I often hear sustained high pitched sound. Is this normal?

Tinnitus not normal: Although it is common. It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is usually associated with hearing loss. See your ENT and protect your ears against noise damage with ear plugs in a noisy environment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a high pitched sound like scream (editing for a broadway play) in headphones cause hearing loss? Its uncomfortable, is it permanent?

Can a high pitched sound like  scream (editing for a broadway play) in headphones cause hearing loss? Its uncomfortable, is it permanent?

Hearing loss : Acoustic trauma is commonly seen in machinery operators or musicians exposed to loud music. It can cause permanent hearing loss. Check with an ENT (ear nose throat specialist). Prevention of further loss is the key, . ...Read more

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What can cause a swishing sound in ears when hearing high pitched sounds? Ear tests were ok and doc said i just had sensitive ears so should i accept?

What can cause a swishing sound in ears when hearing high pitched sounds? Ear tests were ok and doc said i just had sensitive ears so should i accept?

May be other entity: There are other "things" that can cause one to hear swishing sounds in the ear so if your doctor has only sent you for audiometry testing you could inquire as to their opinion in performing some other tests to rule out something abnormal within the inner ear or even the neck itself. It is slightly odd that only high pitched sounds seem to trigger the noise though. I'm not sure what that indicates. ...Read more

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My balance is off, I have double vision, and I keep hearing really high pitched sound in my ears. What can I do?

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 more

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What is wrong with my ears electronics hurt my ear now? A weak ago i had lots of wax in my ears the doctor cleaned out all the wax i went home now when its quiet i hear a high pitched sound from the television and when its quiet i hear a hissing sound my

What is wrong with my ears electronics hurt my ear now? A weak ago i had lots of wax in my ears the doctor cleaned out all the wax i went home now when its quiet i hear a high pitched sound from the television and when its quiet i hear a hissing sound my

If : If the doctors cleaned a large amount of wax out of your ears, you may simply be hearing things you couldn't hear with your ears plugged. I'm not sure what you mean by your ears being sensitive to electronics. If you mean you are hearing more hissing and high pitched sounds, it could just mean you can hear better. If you mean wearing ear buds and earphones hurts, it may be that your ear cartilage is sore from using electronics too much. Sometimes the ear canals can get bruised cleaning wax out of the ears, and that could cause discomfort as well. If the problem is slowly improving, i would wait. If getting worse, return to your doctor, or an ear doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is hearing of a 'high pitch sound' for less than 1 second, every month or so, a problem?

Is hearing of a 'high pitch sound' for less than 1 second, every month or so, a problem?

No: The belief is that it's a hair cell within your inner ear dying making that noise. But you have hundreds of them, so loss of a few is completely normal and expected. But take care to not listen to loud sounds if you can avoid them. ...Read more

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Suddenly high pitch voices sound robotic. What went wrong with my hearing? What causes this?

Suddenly high pitch voices sound robotic. What went wrong with my hearing? What causes this?

Sudden change: I need more information to answer this question. Was there an injury or trauma to the ear or head that preceded the sudden change in your hearing? Are there any other changes in your hearing? Is there a change in how well you can hear low volume sounds? I recommend getting examined by a doctor and getting a hearing test done by an audiologist. ...Read more