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Inner Ear Blocking Signals To Brain
I believe that tinnitus originates from the brain and not so much from the inner ear. What do you think?
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
I get fever blister once a year but now with having anxiety Iam afraid it will go to inner ear or eyes brain?
Could a blood clot in the sinuses of brain/neck causes worsening TWO YEARS of on & off neck, inner ear pain and excruciating headaches? I have IIH.
Yes: See your neurosurgeon/neurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
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
If I'm having vertigo and blood tests good, CT scan of brain clear, sinus scan not, and hearing tests good. Could this still mean inner ear disorder?
Yes: Is the vertigo intermittent? If so it could be BPPV. Have your doctor do a test to determine of this is the cause of your vertigo. ...Read more
MRi better: Ct's can miss small brain tumors.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Random question. How do you know the difference between inner ear causing an off balance or the cerebellum?
By examination: By a trained professional looking in the ear and performing other tests on a direct examination. ...Read more
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
Feels like I have air in my ears. I can pop my ears but it still feels like there's air or something blocking my normal hearing. I have light to mod virtigo. Its on my left side inner ear. Hearing doesn't sound muffled but bass sounds disturb hearing.
Ears: Sounds like this has been going on for a while and still bothering you. You need to see your doctor for exam so you can identify the problem and fix it ...Read more
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
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
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
No: Straight ansewer is no.Get a more detailed answer ›
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