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Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16?

Is it normal to get tinnitus at age 16?

No: As the most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss and since most hearing loss occurs later in life it is unusual for a 16 year old to develop tinnitus. Unfortunately a lot of people listen to excessively loud music and this can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation and a hearing test. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Is it normal to get tinnitus when you have blocked ears?

Is it normal to get tinnitus when you have blocked ears?

Possibly.: It is fairly common to have tinnitus whenever the hearing is decreased for any reason. If the reason for the decreased hearing can be resolved, the tinnitus may improve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

Yes: Pushing the masseter muscle can hurt the ear and also close the canal. It can cause symptoms of TMJ disease, especially if there is any problems in the canal. If the canal is closed you may hear abnormal sounds or sounds that you didn't notice. It is often hard to localize the side these sounds come from. Inner ear problems can cause similar symptoms. See ENT doc. ...Read more

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How did I get tinnitus as a pianist?

How did I get tinnitus as a pianist?

Unknown: The auditory input such as music is processed by 2 perceptual mechanisms a) the one for individual sound and b) the perception of the pattern formed by the sound. Continuous bombardment may disrupt this hierarchical processing which in turn generates spontanous formation of sounds such as tinnitus. Or there may be an end-organ reverberation with echoes and noises of different frequencies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get permanent tinnitus? How?

Yes: Tinnitus can be caused by many triggers and it can be permanent. The most common causes of tinnitus are due to age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss. ...Read more

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Where I can I get help for my tinnitus problem?

Where I can I get help for my tinnitus problem?

Tinnitus: Treat the cause. Consult pcp for assessment & possible referral to ear nose throat specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bouts of tinnitus for 10-15 seconds once a month or so?

Might be: Related to medication side effect. Aspirin and related meds can cause tinnitus. Unfortunately, some causes of tinnitus are unknown, and therefore difficult to treat. Consult with ENT specialist if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Just how bad can the symptoms of tinnitus get, and when should I start to worry?

Tinnitus: If you have ringing in the ears and it is more than a one time occurance, it merits evaluation. (otolaryngology/ audiology). If you have short lived ringing in the ears with an upper respiratory infection - that resolves it is normally ok. ...Read more

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Does tinnitus tend to get worse over time? If so, is there anything to avoid to not make it worse?

Does tinnitus tend to get worse over time? If so, is there anything to avoid to not make it worse?

Varies: It can vary over time. Treating it depends on knowing the cause, for which a visit with an ENT doctor would be helpful. ...Read more

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Does tinnitus tend to get worse over time? If so, is there anything to avoid to not make it worse?

Yes!: Tinnitus is most commonly caused by loss of hearing due to excess noise exposure over time. However there are some things to know: if your tinnitus is only on one side or much worse on one side or if it is associated with bouts of dizziness, you should see your doctor about it. Rarely it can be caused by a tumor called acoustic neuroma, or a condition called meniere's. ...Read more

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Is it normal for tinnitus to change pitch? It goes from high pitched to not noticeable, back to high pitched, and so fourth.

Is it normal for tinnitus to change pitch? It goes from high pitched to not noticeable, back to high pitched, and so fourth.

Tinnitus very common: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes (e.g. TMJ). Rec.: see ENT or orofacial pain specialist to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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What percentage of people never get free from tinnitus? Is it more than 40? If the underlying condition is diagnosed, will my tinnitus go away?

Tinnitus: The most important thing is to r/o Carotid Artery disease, tumor in ear canal and CP angel, trauma to ear and infection, Tinnitus is usually benign and it could go away by itself but sometimes it's just due to age related hearing loss and gets worse with aging.
Treating underline disease could make it better, also there are devices which could help and also medications are available.
See and ENT ...Read more

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How many patients get free from tinnitus?

Ear ringing: Tinnitus is ear ringing. There is always a reason for the presentation of tinnitus. Biotrauma could be a cause, but the most common issues are ANS blockers like infection. The middle and inner ear potentially could harbor pathogens that is causing the ear ringing. Alternatively biomechanical factors or ANS blockers in the TM Joint could possibly be affecting the tinnitus. Get it checked. ...Read more

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I get very nauseous when the tinnitus is loud is that comon?

I get very nauseous when the tinnitus is loud is that comon?

Duration evaluation: Duration of your tinnitus should be evaluated. Are you taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatories like motrin/ibuprofen/advil for something or the tinnitus? This could result in the nausea.
But if the tinnitus has not been evaluated, you should be seen by a neurologist and consider a ct scan to evaluate for acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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15 day post stapedectomy fluctuating tinnitus exasperated by noise exposure, normal?

15 day post stapedectomy fluctuating tinnitus exasperated by noise exposure, normal?

Exasperated: Please repost and include the answer to your question given to you by the surgeon who actually performed the stapedectomy; or, if you haven't asked him/her - as (s)he seems the logical person to ask - please state why not. ...Read more

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Having tinnitus and TMJ is comman at the age of 20. Will my tinnitus ever go or is it is permenent for me?

Having tinnitus and TMJ is comman at the age of 20. Will my tinnitus ever go or is it is permenent for me?

Depends on the cause: Tinnitus can have multiple causes. The first thing to do is rule out medical causes by seeing and ENT to be sure there is no pathology (probably not, but must be ruled out). Ask the ENT who he/she works with if it is suspected to be a TMJ or other issue and then begin to eliminate the possible causes to find the avenue to take to help manage the situations. Sometimes it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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If my tinnitus is caused by anxiety. What is the probability that it will go away if I reduce my anxiety leveks to normal?

Unsure: Not sure htere is numbers to give you a percentage. Lowering your stress might help. Some people get some benefit from adding magnesium or melatonin. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild tinnitus post adult adenoidectomy??

Tinnitus: It happens. Sometimes its related to meds that you take like ibuprofen for pain or from eustachian tube inflammation from the surgery. If there's any hearing loss you should check it out asap with your ent ...Read more

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Could I go to the club with earplugs or this would be a risk for my tinnitus to get worse?

Yes: Ear plugs when subjecting yourself to loud noise is protective to your ears. ...Read more

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Suddenly got tinnitus again. Had 3 yrs ago & stopped suddenly. Cause& how to get rid of it.

Tinnitus: Is a sound that is generated in the brain and could sound like like a radio transmitter. There is no cure for tinnitus, but it often becomes less noticeable and more manageable over time. See an ENT for examination. ...Read more

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Whenever I use Patanol (olopatadine) my tinnitus gets aggravated is it normal? What should I do?

Whenever I use Patanol (olopatadine) my tinnitus gets aggravated is it normal? What should I do?

Patanol (olopatadine): Any time your medicine aggravates the condition for which it was prescribed - stop taking it immediately and contact the doctor who prescribed it.

Most meds are safe most of the time but not always. Do not be shy about reporting your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

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