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Constant ringing in ears?

Constant ringing in ears?

Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent. ...Read more

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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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What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

Damage to ear: Prolonged and sustained exposure to loud noises like guns, power tools and loud music can damage the very sensitive hair cells in your cochlea that allow you to hear. When these cells start to become permanently damaged then you will start to hear ringing in your ears. Try to protect your ears from this as much as possible with ear plugs and perhaps some of the ringing will decrease or disappear. ...Read more

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High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more

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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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Constant ringing in my ears?

Family practice : Tinnitus is ringing of the ears. It is caused by inflammation of the inner ear. The hair fibers of the inner ear are very delicate it is often associated with dizziness. Menieres syndrome exposure to loud noises. Ear wax empaction and infection. Rarely a small tumor called acoustic neuromaay be the cause. If it persists get it checked out. ...Read more

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Ear infection ,buzzing noise in ear ,muffled hearing but no pain ,will my hearing get better..

Ear infection ,buzzing noise in ear ,muffled hearing but no pain ,will my hearing get better..

Probably: But would need more info. You might benefit from use of a decongestant since it is possible there is fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum which needs drainage. If this persists you might want to consult with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Headache with a Ringing, muffled hearing, Sevier pain in left ear?

Headache with a Ringing, muffled hearing, Sevier pain in left ear?

Ear infection: Without knowing anything more or able to perform a physical exam, your symptoms are suggestive of acute ear infection. Try decongestant and auto-insufflation maneuver to "pop" ears. if no relieve or symptoms worsening, you may need medical decongestion and antibiotics. ear infection or inflammation can cause tinnitus, headache and decreased hearing. When its one-sided, its better to see ENT. ...Read more

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Is the ringing noise in my ear or brain?

Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus. People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc. Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus. Take care. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus.  Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Swooshing sound in my right ear and ringing in the left ear?

Swooshing sound in my right ear and ringing in the left ear?

NEED A GOOD EXAM: Potential: minor: middle ear "congestion" fluid external ear abundant cerumen, plug etc. Complicated: infection, hearing problem, high blood pressure, medications etc. ...Read more

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Dizziness, clogged ear and hearing impairment?

Dizziness, clogged ear  and hearing impairment?

Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause these symptoms. Middle ear clogging can cause similar symptoms but the treatment differs. ...Read more

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Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Several causes: Several causes can produce left earache, tinnitus, decreased hearing, such as: Otitis externa (swimmer's ear), acute labyrinthitis, otitis media ( middle ear infection), Ménière's disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing deficit), eustachian tube dysfunction, mastoiditis ( mastoid sinus infection/inflammation), and others. A physical exam is needed with your physician to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Otitis medi: You're describing fairly typical symptoms of otitis media which can be non-infected (serous otitis media) or infected (purulent otitis media). If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. If you don't, see one soon. An ENT is ideal but your family doctor can be a big help. ...Read more

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Tinnitus loud ringing after a nap?

Tinnitus loud ringing after a nap?

Silence causes incre: Tinnitus is more prominent in a silent room and you probably nap in a situation where there is little noise so you become more aware of it when you wake up . Tinnitus can be related to loss of hearing and you might want to have an audiologist look at this. Tinnitus is less prominent during the day when there is other noise in your environment to mask the ringing. ...Read more

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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

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What cause ringing in ears?

What cause ringing in ears?

Tinnitus: 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. Rec.: see ENT to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Severe high pitch ringing in my left ear?

Have it evaluated: Unilateral sudden changes in hearing can be seriuos and should be evaluated before complete hearing loss. ...Read more