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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 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
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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