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Inner Ear (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does the latest large study research support that tinnitus originates from the inner ear or the brain or it is not yet known?

Does the latest large study research support that tinnitus originates from the inner ear or the brain or it is not yet known?

Brain: The present concept of tinnitus is that it is caused by a synchronous discharge of electrical activity from the central auditory nervous system, eg. The dorsal cochlear nucleus. Keep in mind that not only does hearing loss cause the perception of sound in the ear. But there are other causes of tinnitus, including, TMD, cervical disease, even dental abscess. So it is a perception of sound in ear. ...Read more

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Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?

Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?

Unclear question: Five years after what? Do you have any symptoms? There is no use worrying about having an illness if you have no symptoms. Brain tumors are not subject of preventive surveillance, ...Read more

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Had MRI of iac without contrast could this pick up a brain tumour or does it just look at inner ear? Scan results were clear? Still have symptoms.

Had MRI of iac without contrast could this pick up a brain tumour or does it just look at inner ear? Scan results were clear? Still have symptoms.

Certain tumors: The MRI that you had only looks at a specific region in your head. It's usually done to look for specific tumors, like a vestibular schwannoma (tumor on the nerve of balance), so it won't pick up tumors that are not in the imaged area. ...Read more

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I've had fever blister since little now Iam worried it spread to brain inner ear this has me in panic mode?

I've had fever blister since little now Iam worried it spread to brain inner ear this has me in panic mode?

Fever Blister: If it is always present - it might not be a fever blister. Is it involving your ear canal? See you have an anxiety disorder. Is this an issue that had been medically addressed? If your doctor does not find this to be particularly concerning would wonder if this is a obsessive fear. If yes, would address this issue with your therapist. ...Read more

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Took brain mari w enhance. Felt dizzy 2 days after MRI and ever since for a week. Can it b related? Saw a report magnet can can disrupt inner ear

Took brain mari w enhance. Felt dizzy 2 days after MRI and ever since for a week. Can it b related? Saw a report magnet can can disrupt inner ear

Middle Ear Implant?: Unless you have undergone stapedectomy prostheses and other middle ear implant placement, you need not worry about middle ear disruption. Unlikely dizziness is related to MRI or contrast. If persistent, you should have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Inner ear or brain? While sleeping I getdizzy and wake up dizzy for a few seconds then it stops. But the room isn't spinning. Any idea? Headache to

Inner ear or brain? While sleeping I getdizzy and wake up dizzy for a few seconds then it stops. But the room isn't spinning. Any idea? Headache to

ENT: Dizziness with headaches is very debilitating. Really need to see an ENT doctor who can do a thorough history and examination, possibly some testing. ...Read more

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I get fever blister once a year but now with having anxiety Iam afraid it will go to inner ear or eyes brain?

I get fever blister once a year but now with having anxiety Iam afraid it will go to inner ear or eyes brain?

Unlikely: The risk of the virus traveling to the brain is very low. This can occur if the person has a immunodeficiency syndrome. A person who has a blister once a year is likely to be healthy overall and the risk is very small. ...Read more

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I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

Ear infection: Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 weeks. If symptoms persist longer than this timeframe, reevaluation is indicated by your treating physician. Brain tumors of the inner ear can cause dizziness as a presenting symptom, but most of these tumors present with hearing loss. ...Read more

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I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?

I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?

Unlikely: Unless your inner ear was involved in the surgery or you were born with inner ear or ear bone malformations, the inner ear and ear bones were likely unaffected from surgery. A suboccipital decompression typically does not affect the inner ear or ear bones. I would consult your otologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more

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Inner ear pain (very rare), dizziness, nausea & shaky. Sometimes feel depressed, mind in a fog & off balance...Could it be inner ear issue?

Inner ear pain (very rare), dizziness, nausea & shaky. Sometimes feel depressed, mind in a fog & off balance...Could it be inner ear issue?

Maybe or maybe not: Best to have a specialist examine ear. Then have a general check up with blood work to see if anything else is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What good for inner ear dizziness?

Meclizine: Meclizine, 25mg is available over the counter as a possible relief. If this does not work, or you are having other symptoms such as deafness at the time of dizziness, or tinnitus (ringing) then you should be evaluated by an ENT specialist to rule out more serious issues. ...Read more

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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How to know if I have worms in my inner ear?

How to know if I have worms in my inner ear?

Unlikely: Unless hole in drum?
Or some kind of worm from oral cavity to go up Eustachian tube.
Maybe an ent will advise.
I have heard of many things but not this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have excruciating inner ear pain!?

What to do if I have excruciating inner ear pain!?

Pain Meds First: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain as well. ...Read more

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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...Read more

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How does amoxicillin help inner ear problem?

How does amoxicillin help inner ear problem?

Antibiotic: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic so if you are being prescribed that drug then your doc must think you have an infection. ...Read more

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Are steroids effective in inner ear problems?

Need more info: Please see an ENT who can look into your ears. Meniere's disease, autoimmune inner ear disease and sudden sensorineural deafness have been shown to improve with steroids. But I do not know what kind of inner ear problem you have. ...Read more