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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

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Ear aches and occasional ringing in ears and sometimes a blocked feeling. Light headedness, serious head rushes & dizzy spells. Why is all this?

Ear aches and occasional ringing in ears and sometimes a blocked feeling. Light headedness, serious head rushes & dizzy spells. Why is all this?

Ear Infection/wax: You need to be checked by your family doctor or a ENT specialist as you may have ear infection or fluid in the middle ear or impacted wax. You need some one to look in your ears, throat and nose. Your symptoms can all be due to one of these condition. ...Read more

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What could cause an occasional ringing in the ear?

What could cause an occasional ringing in the ear?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

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

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Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?

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

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What causes ringing in ears?

What causes ringing in ears?

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

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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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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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How can you stop ringing in ears?

How can you stop ringing in ears?

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

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I am experiencing ringing in ears.

I am experiencing ringing in ears.

It could be tinnitus: Or Ménière's disease, have it checked out. High doses of aspirin can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about ringing in ears?

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

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How fast can I make my ringing in ears go away?

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

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What are some home remedies for ringing in ears?

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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What to do if I have ringing in ears after concert?

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

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Ringing in ears after a hot shower. Is this normal?

Ringing in ears after a hot shower. Is this normal?

Sometimes: Increase in blood flow due to hot water in shower (causes dilation of and increased blood flow in vessels) could cause this. Should resolve within several minutes. If ringing persists, or if associated with dizziness, see doctor. Dr R ...Read more

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Ringing in ears fullness behind ears sort of hurts?

Inner ear infection: You may be suffering from an inner ear infection. Go see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic ear drops if needs be, or refer you on to an ear specialist for further work-up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing in ears for a week now!?

What to do if I have ringing in ears for a week now!?

Tinnitus: 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

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Are some people more prone to getting ringing in ears?

Are some people more prone to getting ringing in ears?

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

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I've had ringing in ears off and on during the days for years now is that normal?

I've had ringing in ears off and on during the days for years now is that normal?

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

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Can ringing in ears that wasn't caused by noise damage take a few months to stop!?

Can ringing in ears that wasn't caused by noise damage take a few months to stop!?

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

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I have this ringing ears almost two months, does anybody know how to stop ringing in ears?

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

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Severe ringing in ears due to Ménière's disease. What can I do to make it stop? Please help!

Severe ringing in ears due to Ménière's disease. What can I do to make it stop? Please help!

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

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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.?

MRI: 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

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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

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Treatment for ringing in ears?

Tinnitus treatment: 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

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for ringing in ears?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for ringing in ears?

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

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Ringing in ears due to mercury in tuna?

I doubt it: Classic mercury poisoning doesn't announce itself this way, and millions of people have tinnitus with no explanation. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in ears could be anxiety?

Constant ringing in ears could be anxiety?

Could be: There are many causes of tinnitus, including stress and anxiety. Best to get a physical exam first to rule out various other conditions first. Then there are many effective treatments for both physical and emotional causes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have ringing in ears after orgasm?

Yes: I am sure that is possible. I would add that if the tinnitus is present for more than 48 hours or is associated with a concommitent hearing loss or continuous vertigo that you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause stuffy full ears and ringing in ears?

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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Tinnitis. Ringing in ears doesn't stop. What should I do?

Tinnitis. Ringing in ears doesn't stop. What should I do?

Doesn't often stop: Tinnitus doesn't often stop no matter the cause. First see an ENT specialist. Noise distraction, eg other sounds like music or white noise can help if no tinnitus treatment is available. ...Read more