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I'm shaking inside from hearing noise outside, or car alarm, or dog bark. ?

I'm shaking inside from hearing noise outside, or car alarm, or dog bark.
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Check it out: Extreme sensitivity to noises can be due to physical causes including the morning after from alcohol binges as well as some possible neurological conditions. It can also be related to a person's emotional state. A person having these symptoms should talk to their primary care physician. A psychiatric evaluation may also be in order. ...Read more

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White Noise (Definition)

Some crying children are calmed by white noise or shushing noise from parents (perhaps reminiscent of sounds the babies heard in the womb). Such noise can be very helpful for children with colic, especially in combination ...Read more


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True that tinnitus be worsened with loud music or loud background noise?

True that tinnitus be worsened with loud music or loud background noise?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is not affected by external noises or sounds. It produced within the ear at same decibel level and intensity. ...Read more

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Loud wheezing whistle like noise when breathing in ? I'm a smoker no asthma what could it be thanks no chest pain or cough just loud noise

Loud wheezing whistle like noise when breathing in ? I'm a smoker no asthma what could it be thanks no chest pain or cough just loud noise

See your PCP: Noisy breathing comes from disruption in the otherwise smooth flow of air in your airway and lungs--like the last bit of milkshake sipped through a straw. Disruptions can be caused by simple mucous or more insidious things. First concerns: narrowed airway from inflammation (asthma?), infection or cancer (after all, you are a smoker) need to be ruled out. See your doc asap to be sure. ...Read more

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Does loud noise from tv can hurt a newborn ?

Does loud noise from tv can hurt a newborn ?

Possible: Any loud, persistent, chronic noise will have an adverse effect on the hearing at any age. ...Read more

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Can pulsatile tinnitus be a boom boom sound like a drum or thumping instead of the typical swoosh sounding. ?

Can pulsatile tinnitus be a boom boom sound like a drum or thumping instead of the typical swoosh sounding. ?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, the answer is yes. A pulsatile tinnitus could sound il, e a drum, thumping, boom boom, or swooshing. See your ENT doctor. I see that you have had inner ear surgery and this may be an important symptom that he/she needs to be aware of. Good luck. ...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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I've had a hypersensitivity to high pitched noises and loud noises in general. It feels like electricity zapping through my brain. Any ideas?

I've had a hypersensitivity to high pitched noises and loud noises in general.  It feels like electricity zapping through my brain.  Any ideas?

Common in kids: Hyperacusis occurs frequently in autistism, adhd, hypersensitivity syndromes (like sensory guarding) & other developmental problems. If you've had this all your life it probably falls in this category. After your ENT appointment, if all is normal in your hearing apparatus, then you may wish to see a developmental physician or psychologist who can help with hypersensitivity problems. ...Read more

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How does pulsatile tinnitus and noise induced tinnitus differ in their sounds?Is pulsatile more rhythmic wavy and noise induced is constant high pitch

How does pulsatile tinnitus and noise induced tinnitus differ in their sounds?Is pulsatile more rhythmic wavy and noise induced is constant high pitch

Tinnitus: Noise induced tinnitus is constant and high pitched. It is also associated with some degree of hearing loss. Pulsatile tinnitus feels like the heart is beating in the head. It is transmitted noise from blood vessels. It is not associated with hearing loss. ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Yes: Loud noise - whether just one episode or sustained - can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important - even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Problem with right ear ? (hearing noises like beating sound)

Beat of the Drum: When the middle ear is distended due to fluid or air pressure accumulation, it can disrupt normal sound perception. If a condition exists where there is obstruction of the eustachian tube, then it is possible to hear noises like your own heartbeat from a vessel close to the drum. In most instances this is normal and resolves. Persistent perception should be examined to rule out other problems. ...Read more

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Could my headphones have caused noise induced tinnitus?

Possibly: Only if the noise you are listening to is constantly above 90 decibels. You need to have an acoustical engineer determine the decibel level you are listening to. So yes it is definitely possible that your headphones could cause tinnitus. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

What causes ringing in the ear from loud noise?

Damage to ear: Prolonged and sustained exposure to loud noises like guns, power tools and loud music can damage the very sensitive hair cells in your cochlea that allow you to hear. When these cells start to become permanently damaged then you will start to hear ringing in your ears. Try to protect your ears from this as much as possible with ear plugs and perhaps some of the ringing will decrease or disappear. ...Read more

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Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?

Difficult problem: You probably have permanent damage to your nerve. Avoid Aspirin containing products. Avoid loud noises and activities that can cause barotrauma, such as diving. If you have seen a specialist for this condition, i don't have anything to add. You might want to look at american tinnitus association home page for further ideas. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for a fetus to be exposed to loud sounds/drums from a stage performance like drums and banging metallic noises? Or do fluids provide enough insulation to muffle the noise?

Is it harmful for a fetus to be exposed to loud sounds/drums from a stage performance like drums and banging metallic noises? Or do fluids provide enough insulation to muffle the noise?

Harmful!: The developing fetus certainly appreciates loud external noises and the amniotic fluid actually transmits all vibrations very well. Avoid any prolonged exposure of your pregnant belly to loud sounds/noises. It could have untold consequences to your fetus' auditory pathway development and overall well-being. No one is certain about these issues, as research is practically impossible to conduct. ...Read more

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Can nervous pressing tongue against teeth and roof of mouth cause sudden speech problems, like lisp or troubles with some consonants like c, s or z?

Can nervous pressing tongue against teeth and roof of mouth cause sudden speech problems, like lisp or troubles with some  consonants like c, s or z?

No: since this would NOT occur with speaking.....speech problems are INVOLUNTARY what you describe is VOLUNTARY! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more