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Poking Ear Damaged Brain
Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more
2010 lost taste smell severed nerve doctor said nerve behind left ear, became deaf from shattered bones. Can nerve be repaired and taste recovered?
Comments: Unfortunately, it has been 5 years with permanent changes due to you injury, and unlikely to acquire any progressive healing at this point. Surgery would only be an option, if it could be conclusively demonstrated that a bony fragment is compressing a nerve, and even a decompression could be rather disappointing. Sorry, but there may be very little potential of reversal at this point. ...Read more
Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more
Possibly: You might have some type of infection. Please see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
Eustachian tube blockage in my right ear in Feb.Yawned a lot to stabilized pressure. Developed left ear quivering; voices, noises vibrate. Annoying,?
Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?
Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?
TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more
Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.
Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more
Eardrum hole that is nearly 1/3 of the entire eardrum touching ear canal wall. Min hearing loss/no pain. Will it repair itself or surgery?
Ear drum hole: Most perforations will heal in around 6 weeks. If not then surgery is your only option to fix it. ...Read more
Maybe: There are three types of ear infections: outer ear - "swimmer's ear" - usually painful - not associated with dizziness; middle ear infection - typical infection that children get - usually painful - unlikely to cause any residual dizziness; inner ear infection - usually viral and not painful - may leave residual dizziness. ...Read more
When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please
26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?
Cellulitis: tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. if you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more
Depends: If it was a loud pop very near to your head, there can be temporary changes in hearing (temporary threshold shift) in response. This is usually associated with a new 'ringing' in the ears (tinnitus). If the hearing isn't back to normal within 2-3 days, see the care of an Otolaryngologist with expertise in ears- an Otologist. Take care & protect your hearing from noise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure Between Shoulders That Travels Into Head Causing Severe Head Pressure/Numbness/Vision Disturbances/Fainting and Muffled Hearing.
Due 2 road acident i got head injury resulting damage of vestibuocolear nerve of my left inner ear's, ear drum is ok, i can't hear, any advice? Medicine
I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?
Unlikely: Unless your inner ear was involved in the surgery or you were born with inner ear or ear bone malformations, the inner ear and ear bones were likely unaffected from surgery. A suboccipital decompression typically does not affect the inner ear or ear bones. I would consult your otologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more
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