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Doctor insights on: Ringing In Ears After Loud Noise

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Are there other causes of sounds like loud power tower electric waves around head, seems not ringing in ears, other than titnitus?

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

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Can tinnitus be cured? I have it in my left ear and the ringing is so loud.

Can tinnitus be cured? I have it in my left ear and the ringing is so loud.

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

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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?

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?

Tinnitus...: Do not underestimate your symptoms even when you suffer of anxiety. If you are having persistent noise sensation get evaluated by an Audiologist especially if you are having hearing loss and dizziness along with the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have ringing in ears after orgasm?

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 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 after using hammer drill and going to live concert. What do I do?

Not surprising: Loud noise exposure will expectedly lead to ringing in the ears/tinnitus immediately afterwards. Often, it will either become less severe or resolve with time. ...Read more

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Should I see the doctor for nausea and ringing in ears after working out?

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

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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