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Occasional Ringing In Ears
What can cause dizziness, followed by vertigo and vomiting? Happens mostly after eating, or turning my head left or right. Occasional ringing in ears.
Vertigo: Start with a visit to a board certified otolaryngologist who can order an audiogram. ...Read more
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 more
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.
Many things: You new a good ENT evaluation with an exam, hearing evaluation, and possibly a fiberoptic nasopharyngeal exam. It could be related to many things like allergies, tmj, and a variety of ear problems. ...Read more
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 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. Home remedies? Try to keep a pen between front teeth which shuts dows jaw closing muscles temporarily. ...Read more
Very common: You see, the loud music is measured in high decibel levels, and persistent intense noise causes immediate tinnitus, but repetitive occurrences can lead to permanent high frequency sensorineural hearing loss. Hate to "rain on your parade", but might consider using small insert in external ear for protection. Available in numerous sporting goods stores. Also, headphones can adjust for frequencies ...Read more
1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes.
2.Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices.
3.Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam).
4.Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management.
5.Vit. B, Zn ...Read more
Age: Older people get ringing more often because as they age, their hearing can deteriorate and ringing is associated with hearing loss. People who have been exposed to loud noise in their hobbies or work are also at risk. Ringing should be evaluated with a hearing test and by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
Get hearing checked: In these days of loud concerts and head-phones, hearing loss can occur and sometimes ringing in the ears is the first sign of problems. Get hearing checked, be careful with ear protection, have sinuses checked just in case, and have your regular doctor arrange all of this. ...Read more
Tinnitus: Ringing in ears is frustrating and drives many patients to antidepressants. Make sure you have an audio gram (hearing test) and ENT eval. Assuming it's not hearing loss related, it may still be one of many things - some curable, some manageable, but many times just tinnitus with no other diagnosis or treatment beyond supportive care. Tinnitus can be permanent. ...Read more
Teeth clenching??: Tinnitus - ringing in the ears - could be from many causes including exposure to very loud sounds. One of the reasons is from teeth clenching. The same nerve - trigeminal nerve - that controls the jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls tension of the ear drum. Hence the connection. Have an evalution by a dentist expert in treating tmd to check. ...Read more
Difficult problem: Very difficult problem to treat. See an ENT doc or otologist (ENT doc with fellowship in ears) to discuss meds or "masking" techinques. ...Read more
Constant ringing in ears, when I think about it, it is 24/7. May have gotten louder in past 5 years. Any remedies?
I am experiencing ringing in ears. I noticed the ringing after a cold back in January. The ringing has been going on for 8 weeks.?
Hi, Thank you for your question.
If this is going for this long then you may need scanning of your head.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more
Have had ringing in ears a year now. Hasn't been noticeable until last few days & ringings been more noticeable. What can I do to help lessen ringing?
Tinnitus: Some medication may cause ringing in the ear. The commonly used aspirin is one of them. Go through your medicines with your doctor to alleviate the precipitating cause. ...Read more
We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc.
Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more
ENT/otolaryngologist: Any person with ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus, should have an audiogram (hearing test) and see an otolaryngologist (ent). Some clinics or hospitals have a special expertise in managing tinnitus, so it is good to do some research about what local experts there may be in your area. ...Read more
Wax: It can be an external issue, with cerumen (/wax) buildup that needs removed, or can be an internal problem, with clogged / blocked eustachian tubes. Can also be medication effect, virus, etc. So, should be seen, by your dr or an urgent care dr to identify or rule out the "easy" things. If symptoms persist, follow up with ent. ...Read more
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