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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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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 causes of inner ear pain be?

What causes of inner ear pain be?

Could be infection: See an ENT doctor or your primary care for them to look in your ear. An infection can be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How ents check inner ear problem?

How ents check inner ear problem?

Tests: If the problem is hearing, we order a hearing test. If the problem is balance, there is an array of vestibular testing that we can order (vng or eng). These test can test if your balance disorder is due to your vestibular system or is it related to something else related to your brain. Also it can tell is which side you are the problem is on. ...Read more

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What good for inner ear dizziness?

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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What to do if I have constant inner ear pain?

What to do if I have constant 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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Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test ?

Would inner ear issues show up on Romberg test ?

Not Romberg: Romberg sign is present if one is unsteady with eyes closed and feet together vs eyes open. It indicates either posterior column dysfunction in the spinal cord or large fiber neuropathy in the legs. The most common cause nowadays is B12 deficiency (It used to be neurosyphilis) ...Read more

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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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Does all inner ear disorders come with nystagmus?

Does all inner ear disorders come with nystagmus?

Inner ear: All inner ear disorders do not come with nystagmus. You have to differentiate cochlear and vestibular problems which are both of the inner ear. Cochlear problems cause hearing loss and vestibular problems cause vertigo. Nystagmus is the eye responding to vestibular problems of the inner ear in some cases. Central neurologic problems which do not involve inner ear can cause nystagmus, as well. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have constant inner ear pain?

What should I do if I have constant inner ear pain?

Chronic ear pain: is usually initially evaluated by your primary care practitioner, and often referred to an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I get inner ear pain when i lay on my sides?

Direct pressure: Some patients have temporomandibular joint pain which can elicit tenderness when lying on ones side. Very few patients have actual inner ear pain, and it is just felt inside as it is referred from another area. ...Read more

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Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bacterial infection: A bump in the ear canal filled with pus would be a skin infection and would need to be treated with an antibiotic and possibly drainage of the lesion. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the sinuses affect the inner ear part?

I'm wondering can the sinuses affect the inner ear part?

Rarely: Sinus infection and middle ear infection may co-exist with the cause being an upper respiratory tract viral infection. However, it is not common for sinusitis and inner ear disease to co-exist. Inner ear infection should lead to vertigo and/or inner ear hearing loss. Do you have the latter symptoms? ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Yes: Loud noise - whether just one episode or sustained - can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important - even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

Labyrinth : The outer ear is considered the pinna, ear canal, and ear drum. The middle ear consists of three small bones with a connection to the back of the throat. The inner ear is two parts, the cochlea that contains hair cells that respond to sound waves and the labyrinth that is fluid filled and responds to movement. If this movement detector is damaged or inflammed you will feel dizzy with vertigo. ...Read more

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What to do if I have got an itchy inner ear, what should I do?

What to do if I have got an itchy inner ear, what should I do?

Checkup: Best to see your otolaryngologist. This may be due to eczema in the ear canal , impacted wax, or other causes. ...Read more