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Sudden High Pitched Sound In Ear
Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more
High pitch: You MUST make an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor! All should go well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
I had high pitched ringing and blood rushing sound in ears for years? Is this impending brain aneurysm?!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?
Otitis medi: You're describing fairly typical symptoms of otitis media which can be non-infected (serous otitis media) or infected (purulent otitis media). If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. If you don't, see one soon. An ENT is ideal but your family doctor can be a big help. ...Read more
Fluid in ear: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recurring warmth followed by pain in ear. Started years ago after sudden loud noise in headphones. ENT says ears look normal, hearing test confirms.
Tinnitus not normal: Although it is common. It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is usually associated with hearing loss. See your ENT and protect your ears against noise damage with ear plugs in a noisy environment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant noise in my left ear, MRI clear? Worse in cold weather and wind but constant sooshing sound
Tinnitus : You have tinnitus, and there are many reasons for it including some we don't know. It can occur due to noise exposure, so lower that. Certain drugs like Aspirin may cause it, and it can be part of the aura of migraine. It is not dangerous and it is quite common. You can try using a white noise machine when you sleep and find and audiologist that can perform tinnitus retraining therapy. ...Read more
Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus. People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc. Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Although the question should more appropriately be what causes tinnitus, the best answer to give you is that in some patients at the beginning of their awareness of the sound in the ear, they become depressed, anxious and unhappy. Tinnitus does not cause anything else. But the presence of tinnitus, particularly, unilateral tinnitus rarely can be associated with an acoustic tumor. ...Read more
A stressful event resulted in a noise (running engine) in my right ear. (3wks) Weber test.Only heard in right ear. Though my hearing seems gd?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?
Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax . The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more
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