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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

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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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 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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Would you know if u had a inner ear problem or neuro issues would symptoms be daily for 6 years ?

Would you know if u had a inner ear problem or neuro issues would symptoms be daily for 6 years ?

Inner ear/neuro sxs: It may be the inner ear involvement would cause ringing in the ear, vertigo and balance problems, and hearing loss which could be subtle at first. Sometimes an acoustic neuroma or cholesteatoma or Menierre's dz can go undiagnosed for a long time. Hopefully, you are seeing an ENT specialist and neurologist to rule these things out. Symptoms can be intermittent or more noticable at times. ...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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If someone failed a nuerological test, would that mean inner ear problem?

If someone failed a nuerological test, would that mean inner ear problem?

Need more info: Really need more information about what neurological test was performed and cannot say whether there is an inner ear problem. ...Read more

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Would you know if you had inner ear problem or vertigo n would it last 5 yrs daily almost constant 24/7?

Would you know if you had inner ear problem or vertigo n would it last 5 yrs daily almost constant 24/7?

Can b same thing: must be hell...vertigo can be caused by inner ear issue but typically resolve in wks to months. 5 yrs is long time...may be related to nerve that controls balance and NOT the ear. ...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

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Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Inner ear: The inner ear has two main functions: hearing and balance. If you have an inner ear disorder, you can have dizziness alone, hearing loss alone or both. Sometimes, people with inner ear disorders will have increased sensitivities to noises, too. ...Read more

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Ear Problem (Definition)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...Read more