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What can I do about my ear ringing?

What can I do about my ear ringing?

See ENT: Most common cause for ringing in the ear is hearing loss. Should have your hearing checked and ears examined. No medicine or surgery has been shown to reliably get rid of ringing but many factors may exacerbate including caffeine, nicotine, large amounts of salt in diet, and aspirin. ...Read more

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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his 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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So is it true my ear ringing can be from my tmj?

So is it true my ear ringing can be from my tmj?

Yes, but...: While tinnitus (ringing in the ear) can be from an inflammation in your temporomandibular joint), there are also many other causes. You should consult both a dentist who treats tmj\tmd problems and also an ear nose and throat specialist to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my ear ringing and hurting all around my jaw?

Please explain why is my ear ringing and hurting all around my jaw?

TMJ vs Ear: Could be an ear infection with referred pain to jaw joint (TMJ). Could be a TMJ problem with referred pain to ear. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My left side of my body is kind of numb have a hollow feeling in my ear ringing feeling in a very bad upset stomach?

My left side of my body is kind of numb have a hollow feeling in my ear ringing feeling  in a very bad upset stomach?

Numbness: With your history of high blood pressure numbness on one side of body, imbalance, change in hearing you need to see a neurologist or your pcp who might order some imaging to look for stroke, mass or other problem. Also some bloodwork to check for hormonal/inflammatory/metabolic causes. Go get checked. ...Read more

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Why are my ears ringing loudly after going out clubbing?

Why are my ears ringing loudly after going out clubbing?

Eardrum damage?: Significant damage to the point of high tone deafness is reported in people exposed to loud noise. ...Read more

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Why is it that in a quiet room I hear my ears ringing?

Why is it that in a quiet room I hear my ears ringing?

No masking: When there is competing environmental sounds, the ringing in your ears can be "masked" or drowned out. This is why some physicians recommend the use of noise machines or air fans for those individuals who had difficulty sleeping due to the ringing when in a quiet setting. ...Read more

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Why are my ears ringing i don't work in a factory i'm a sales rep 47 yrs old 6' 195lbs very active

To : To answer your question would require a thorough history, otoscopic exam, and audiogram (hearing test). Relevant questions include is it unilateral or bilateral?, characteristics of the ringing- high pitch or low pitch?, continuous or intermittent?, progression over time, what makes it better or worse?, associated symptoms of ear fullness/pressure, hearing loss, or vertigo?, family history of same or early need for hearing aides?, medication history, history of head trauma?, history of loud noise exposure in any capacity?, etc. As you can see there are many possible causes from the few questions i've asked. If you want a more specific answer i would seek an ENT evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my ears ringing while i fall asleep?

Why are my ears ringing while i fall asleep?

More quiet: Usually patients notice this symptom more due to it being more quiet at bedtime or while sleeping. May have a hearing loss. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why are my ears ringing, but no flu symptoms nor allergies, nor sinus problems?

Why are my ears ringing, but no flu symptoms nor allergies, nor sinus problems?

Hearing loss: Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, can be caused by many things. High pitched hearing loss as well as ear infections, loud noise exposure and tumors can cause tinnitus. Go see your nearest ENT physician. ...Read more