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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Do any medications cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?

Do any medications cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?

Yes: Medications are a notorious cause of tinnitus. The list is exhaustive, with Aspirin and quinine being the most recognized. ...Read more

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When you hear your ears ringing, what is actually happening?

When you hear your ears ringing, what is actually happening?

Possible nerve damag: Many causes but a common cause is damage from too much noise to the auditory nerve or vascular insufficiency to the nerve area in the ear. Stop using headphones with loud music and noises coming through. ...Read more

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What do you reccomend to do for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

What do you reccomend to do for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

Tough problem: Sometimes it is as simple as too much wax in the ears, so an easy first step is to see your pcp to get your ears examined. Assuming you are wax free, it is worth a visit to an ear nose and throat doctor and/or audiologist to see if you have any hearing loss. Hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus- basically- the background noise is now audible rather than drowned out by normal hearing. ...Read more

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What is it like to have success with a tinnitus (ringing in the ears) cure?

What is it like to have success with a tinnitus (ringing in the ears) cure?

Happiness: If you have had relief of your tinnitus, then I would assume that you would be happy. But maybe, the question is more about HOW to get a cure for the perception of sound in your ear (tinnitus)? There is no medicine or surgery at the present time to resolve tinnitus except masking and learning live with it. Most important is to make sure you do not have any serious peripheral or central problem. ...Read more

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What is the probability that my tinnitus (ringing in the ear) will go away?

Depends: It depends on whether you are expecting it to be truly gone or if you are okay with being apathetic to it. It will never go away. Background noise to drown it out will make you apathetic to it. 75% chance that this will happen. ...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

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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My Son had big expose to Noise today and having ringing ear on the left side, may this be tinnitus? How can I know is not something severe ? (Age: 12)

My Son had big expose to Noise today and having ringing ear on the left side, may this be tinnitus?  How can I know is not something severe ? (Age: 12)

Do not be alarmed: The ringing in the ear is tinnitus and very likely from your son's exposure to the loud noise but if exposure is not chronic as suggested by your history, it is not likely to cause permanent damage. Please consult with any of the ENT in the network if ringing persists after 24 to 48hrs for further advise. Take care and stay healthy. ...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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Ears ringing after ejaculation. What could be the cause?

Ears ringing after ejaculation.  What could be the cause?

Tinnitus: Ears ringing, given your other symptoms are not in any way caused by your orgasm. This is coincidental given you have URI and congestion symptoms. ...Read more

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Ears ringing intermittently and sometimes pop when i eat?

Normal: The ringing is tinnitus, which is common in folks. The popping when eating results from the swallowing, which opens the eustachian tube, introducing air into your middle ear. ...Read more

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Hi I just read the ringing in ears is due to tinnitus.Any medicine, drop that can make it better.What can I do now!!!

Investigate.: There's really no medication, sight unseen, that can help tinnitus universally. If your tinnitus is due to inflammation, then there may be a medication that can help. If your tinnitus is due to damage, then this may be permanent. We won't know for sure without an investigation by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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What to do if ears ringing, stiff neck, headache?

What to do if ears ringing, stiff neck, headache?

Consult Dr. ASAP: Although it could be simply a virus or musculoskeletal problem (esp. upper neck vertebral dsyf) causing this symptom complex, severe stiff neck w/headache can also be meningitis, brain bleed, etc.Rule these out immediately.If illness/bleeding is not the cause, consider osteopathic exam to find neurologic or muscoloskeletal cause(s).These may be treatable by manipulation, meds, or other care. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of ears ringing with tinnitus remedies?

What do I do to get rid of ears ringing with tinnitus remedies?

Many causes: Maintaining tinnitus is often the best that some treatments provide. Determining the cause of tinnitus is difficult. Start with a very thorough history and exam with your doctor. Keeping a home diary of the ringing events, or what may increase it or decrease would be valuable- write down your what you are eating, pain if any, what ear/ears, lying down or upright. The supplement ginkgo may help. ...Read more

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I am so sick of tinnitus, how could TMJ cause ringing in the ear, is their nerve between TMJ & ear?

I am so sick of tinnitus, how could TMJ cause ringing in the ear, is their nerve between TMJ & ear?

3 theories: 3 theories behind why TMJ problems may cause/worsen tinnitus. 1)the chewing muscles are near some muscles that insert into the middle ear so may have effect on hearing, and so may promote tinnitus. 2)can be a direct connection between ligaments that attach to jaw and one of middle ear hearing bones.3)nerve supply from TMJ has connections with parts of brain involved with both hearing & sound inter ...Read more

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I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?

I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?

Tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused a blood traveling through an artery around or near the ear. Is the medicine you are taking suppose to stop the tinnitus? IF you are asking if it will cause more pulsatile tinnitus, it is hard to answer that without knowing what the medicine is you are taking. Different medications more apt to cause tinnitus than others. ...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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Ringing in ears (tinnitus) side effect citalopram?

Ringing in ears (tinnitus) side effect citalopram?

Not seen: As noted in other response, i've seen with wellbutrin and meds affecting norepinephrine such as cymbalta (duloxetine). Anxiety makes it worse. Check hearing and consider low dose of klonopin. ...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