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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

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26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?

26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?

Cellulitis: tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. if you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could muffled hearing from a perferated ear drum heal its self?

Could muffled hearing from a perferated ear drum heal its self?

Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more

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Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear  problems?

Not typically: The middle ear and inner ear are generally inaccessible to mold pathogens., unless there is something unusual about your anatomy. Bacteria and viruses are the general troublemakers in those areas. Mold and yeast infections are very common in the outer ear. ...Read more

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Inner ear pain both ears bottom jaw aching ?

Inner ear pain both ears bottom jaw aching ?

Ear pain: Most likely TMJ. Stay on soft foods for 3-5 days, no gum chewing, hard candies, grinding. take ibuprofen. May need night guard made by dentist. ...Read more

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Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Yes: Decreased hearing, noises in the ears and pain would be the most common symptoms. Drowsiness can occur with most illnesses. ...Read more

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Do outer ear infections spread to the middle ear?

Do outer ear infections spread to the middle ear?

Not typically: If the tympanic membrane (eardrum) is intact, it serves as a barrier that protects the middle ear from organisms which may enter the external ear canal. If the tympanic membrane is perforated (e.g. From trauma) or surgically opened (e.g. For ear tubes), then there is a direct route for passage of infectious organisms from the outer ear into the middle ear space. ...Read more

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Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a higher ear temp than the other side. I do not like ear thermometers. I like the digital ones tat beep. For me they are more accurate. ...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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Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

Repeat That....: If the infection is severe enough and chronic, it could spread to the ear. In still developing ears, as in children, the fluid build up could cause enough pressure to cause the ear drum to rupture. The inflammation has impeded the ability of the fluid to drain. It is important to begin treatment before it gets to the chronic stage. ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

See otologist: Sounds like you've seen an ENT doc. I think you need a more specialized opinion. From an otologist. An otologist is an ENT doc who has done a fellowship in ear disease only. Aside from ear and TMJ, no other viable cause of tinnitus exists. Also Make sure you've ruled out TMJ not by a dentist, but a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure : In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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What inner ear issue would cause off balance bending with forehead pressure?

What inner ear issue would cause off balance bending with forehead pressure?

Otoconia: Small gravels in the inner ear become loose and float with change of head position. Inner ear which controls balance becomes irritated and causes dizziness and off balance feeling. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more