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Inner Ear (Overview)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and the semi-circular canals (balance).


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What is inner ear?

What is inner ear?

Inner ear: The inner ear is inside the ear and drums to absorb sound are apparent. Fluid usually circulates through
the semi-circular canals and is absorbed if you have allergies, a cold or eustachian dysfunction. If the inner
drum does not absorb fluids, infection, symptoms can occur that can be discomforted. Contact virtual appt at health tap if need more info. Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

Inner Ear (Overview)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and the semi-circular canals (balance).


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What is the definition or description of: inner ear?

What is the definition or description of: inner ear?

Internal part of ear: The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and the semi-circular canals (balance). ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use acetaminophen or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

Balance organ: The inner ear is also responsible for balance. Can cause vertigo. Not usually black outs. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
Once
Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
Once
See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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What's the best way to treat imbalance due to inner ear?

What's the best way to treat imbalance due to inner ear?

Mecluzine?: Need to see an ENT doctor, you may have vertigo from inner ear congestion or infection. Possible medications to be used are, meclizine, steroids, antibiotics, decongestants. Let your doctor decide what's best for your condition. ...Read more

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What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

Skin inflammation: Almost all of my patients with this complaint "clean their ears." they use qtips or peroxide or other measures to remove wax from the canal. The wax is there for a reason - it protects the ear canal skin. When the skin is unprotected it gets inflamed and can itch. Stop cleaning your ears! Other reasons can include sensitivity to shampoos, soaps or hair products that get in the ear. ...Read more

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If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

Yes: If any balance problems last more than a week or so, or if they are severe, get it checked out. Other concerning things might be associated hearing loss, ringing, and pain or drainage from the ears. You can look up some balance exercises online to help with the balance in the meantime. Your local ENT will evaluate you and likely test the hearing as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will flying make inner ear /balance symptoms worse? Or aggravate when better?

Likely, yes: The air pressure changes of flying should not affect the inner ear problem, but movement of the plane without the ability to see outside the plane will likely make the balance problem worse temporarily. This will also likely aggravate the problem when you are better. ...Read more

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Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Feels like something is zapping my inner ear! It's like static in headphones but I get it without headphones on! What is wrong?

Feels like something is zapping my inner ear! It's like static in headphones but I get it without headphones on! What is wrong?

See your ENT doctor: See your ENT doctor. It could be as simple as a small hair rubbing on your ear drum. But you do not want to poke a hole in your ear drum trying tom get it out. Could also be an infection, or tinnitus- which is from latin for ringing bells. See a professional. ...Read more

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What is inner ear weakness?

What is inner ear weakness?

Reduced function: This indicates that one inner ear is not functioning normally, so it is called weakness of the vestibular system. This is usually determined by a vng (video nystagmogram). ...Read more

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What is inner ear symptoms?

What is inner ear symptoms?

Vestibular neuritis: Vertigo, nausea, vomiting and trouble with balance. See ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an inner ear problem. Please help?

I have an inner ear problem. Please help?

Question?: Not sure what the question is but if this is true, go see an ENT to help out. ...Read more

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What are remedies for inner ear disorders?

What are remedies for inner ear disorders?

Too non-specific: We need to know what specifically you are talking about. Inner disorders could be vertigo, hearing loss (sudden or gradual) tinnitus (usually central in origin), meniere's disease, labyrinthitis, positional vertigo or even an autoimmune disorder involving the inner ear. In general there a few treatments for inner ear disorders unless you know more specifically what you mean. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inner ear disorder?

Hearing loss vertigo: The inner ear controls balance and hearing. If disrupted, decreased hearing or vertigo or both occur. If you're having these symptoms, see your doctor or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an inner ear problem?

How can I tell if I have an inner ear problem?

Maybe: I need more symptoms and need to do a physical exam in order to determine this. Are you nauseated? Do you have the sensation that the room is spinning? Is your gait altered? Do you get the 'room spinning' sensation when you turn your head upon waking up? If so, you very well could have an inner ear problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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There is some sort of burning in my inner ear?

Candle?: If you have a burning pain in your inner ear and it does not go away quickly you should be examined by your primary care doctor or an ENT doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How does inner ear decompression affect the body?

How does inner ear decompression affect the body?

IEDCS: Inner ear decompression sickness would be most likely to present after saturation diving, deep dives ; mixed gas diving. Possible effects on the body: vertigo, ringing in ears, hear loss, nausea ; vomiting. Immediate recompressure in hyperbaric chamber is tx. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your inner ear itches?

What exactly does it mean when your inner ear itches?

Probably infection: Probably means an infection of some sort, possibly of your ear, but also possibly an early sore throat. Try sipping very hot water or thin hot tea and take some vit c. If that doesn't work see your physician. ...Read more

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What will help with inner ear problems and equilibrium?

What will help with inner ear problems and equilibrium?

Depends: It really depends on the cause so accurate diagnosis vital. If one ear has weakness then balance retraining therapy helps. If both inner ears weak then not much is useful. For chronic inner ear imbalance try as much as possible to avoid antidizzy drugs as they can impair the brain's ability to compensate. Suggest evaluation by neurootologist who specializes in hearing and balance disorders. ...Read more

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What should I do to get dried blood out of my inner ear?

What should I do to get dried blood out of my inner ear?

Carefully: You can carefully dip a q-tip in olive oil and gently wipe your outer ear canal with it to keep it clean. Do not push it in further that the white tip. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my inner ear is full of congestion?

Could you tell me why my inner ear is full of congestion?

Allergy: Allergies have caused your eustachian tubes to become blocked, you will probably have decreased hearing for a while. Treatment is antihistamines or steroids. ...Read more

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Anyone get the feeling of fullness in the inner ear from grinding?

Anyone get the feeling of fullness in the inner ear from grinding?

Absolutely: Tmj joint compression has many effects, including tension in the ligament that opens and closes the eustachian tube. Hence, ear fullness. ...Read more

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Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

No: Neither inner ear or middle ear infection (intact ear drum) or diseases can be treated with ear drops. Ear drops (probably antibiotic ear drops) can be used as treatment for bacterial infections of the external ear canal and for drainage from the middle ear through a perforation of the drum. ...Read more