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Ringing In Ears After Loud Noise
56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. What is causing this?
Are there other causes of sounds like loud power tower electric waves around head, seems not ringing in ears, other than titnitus?
Tinnitus?: Tinnitus describes the subjective perception of sound in the absence of an external source. Sounds include ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, clicking. Tinnitus can often be the first sign of hearing loss. It can also be the result of ear infection, heart or vascular disease, brain tumors, benign intracranial hypertension, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, sinus infection among others. See ent. ...Read more
Probably not.: Tinnitus usually varies in intensity over time and might be improved by some otc supplements (e g arches), prescription meds (e g nortriptyline), and avoiding stress, alcohol, salt, caffeine, and loud noise. Sinister causes of tinnitus are rare, but unilateral symptoms are a little more likely to be something serious, so get checked out by an audiologist and/or ENT physician. ...Read more
I am experiencing ringing from my right ear and migraines from loud noise. I do not feel ear pain. Could this be related to tinnitus?
I heard a loud ringing in my left ear today. I have OCD and an Health Anxiety Disorder. Now I am unsure if this ringing is Tinnitus or make believe?
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
Tinnitus: If it was a one-time occurrence, I wouldn't worry about it. If it happens every time you exercise, I would see an ENT to evaluate both of these symptoms. Feel better. ...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
It can be:
If the abscesses tooth is a back tooth like the wisdom tooth for example, it can cause ear pain and even in extreme cases middle ear infection.
See a dentist asap to treat that abscesses tooth. ...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
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
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
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