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Occasional Ringing In 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The inner ear: Eustachian tube and facial nerve all come together near the TMJ (tempormandibular joint). I would want to make sure there was no tumor in that region putting pressure on all three structures. If you were cleared by an ent, then i would check your tmj. We have successfully treated patients with all these symptoms after other more serious possibilities are ruled out. ...Read more
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
Maybe: 1 ear or both? Change in hearing or no? Headache? Stuffy, runny nose? Could be sinuses, allergies, meniere's disease (esp if 1 ear ringing, change in hearing), tumor of inner ear (acoustic neuroma, cholesteatoma), doubtful vascular problems, tumors , etc. Having said that, check it out with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Constant Nausea, Headaches, ringing in ears in mornings at times, constant sinus problems, some hearing issues in the mornings, constant mucous. Thoughts?
Hearing heartbeat in left ear when laying and changing position. Short periods of muffled hearing in same ear. Daily headaches in back of head.
Likely noncaddiac: Normal heart beats can frequently be heard by patients when they lie on their side or ear. It's a common complaint i hear in the office. We title it "cardiac awareness". Uncertain why it manifests itself to patients when it does. I suspect this is not a cardiac abnormality. Headaches obviously shouldn't be treated lightly. Common allergies on up to more important organic causes may be responsible. ...Read more
I have ear fullness on right ear only, occasional headache on that side around ear, and occasional ringing. Tmd?
Possibly: Sounds more like eustachian tube(et) dysfunction. The et pressurizes your middle ear(me). The et opens into the me on one end & the back of the nose on the other end. Nasal allergies or sinusitis can cause the et to block causing fullness and pressure around the ear. Ringing or tinnitus can be related to etd but there are other causes as well like hearing loss. You should be seen by an ent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Seboric dermatitis in ears small spurts of vertigo for 6 months tinnitus tense neck head pressure and pains ear fullness hoarseness slight sore throat?
Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear pain?: Doubtful. Could be cerumen imp action or serous otitis. Follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more
What can cause dizziness, followed by vertigo and vomiting? Happens mostly after eating, or turning my head left or right. Occasional ringing in ears.
Ear aches and occasional ringing in ears and sometimes a blocked feeling. Light headedness, serious head rushes & dizzy spells. Why is all this?
Variety of causes: Ringing in the ears - tinnitus - can be caused by aging, medications (aspirin is common), primary ear problems, blood vessels, and more. Occasional ringing may not be a concern, but if it is persistent and related to other symptoms (balance, hearing, vertigo) it should be evaluated by an ent. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ears are needing popping often. Some discomfort and occasional ringing in left ear mostly. Likely cause??? Feel well otherwise
My mom is losing her hearing and has occasional ringing in her ears. She is 54. I know it could be because she's getting older but what can she do?
See an ENT Doc: Your mother should be seen by an ENT specialist to determine the cause of her symptoms and what can be done to correct her problem(s). ...Read more
My bottom left lip gets numb and twitches and I have neck pain on my left side. I also get occasional ringing in my ears. What could it be?
Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and lips. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more
Had occasional ear ringing in either ear for a few seconds since childhood. Why see an ENT? To learn I have some incurable problem? I don't get it.
Says who?: you benefit from seeing a specialist anyhow, the least would be checking that your ears/hearing and balance are fine, good luck ...Read more
What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.
Occasional (once week) ringing in one ear. Comes on instantly, lasts about 5-30 seconds.. Hearing fades slightly, ear rings, full recovery. Normal?
Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears , fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?
Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedures. ...Read more
TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more
Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. Have an evaluation by a dentists with expertise in treating temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd) to check this. ...Read more
Don't worry get info: Most tinnitus is due to exposure to loud noise. Other causes include meniere's disease, aging, rarely ear wax, drugs, infections and vascular disease. Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss. There are diagnostic tests and treatments for some of the causes of tinnitus. See: www.Dizziness-and-balance.Com/disorders/hearing/tinnitus.Htm for more info. ...Read more
Almost Never: Tinnitus or noises like ringing in the ears have no good treatment. Most of the time they are persistent. There is no proven treatment to get rid of them. Only in acute cases when there is an infection associated it may improve. The only approach is to muffle or hide the intensity of that sound with other noises or sounds. Go to an ENT for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. Home remedies? Try to keep a pen between front teeth which shuts dows jaw closing muscles temporarily. ...Read more
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